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Lioness and Family in KNP - Jan 2008

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Lioness and Family in KNP - Jan 2008

Unread postby Jazil » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:10 pm

I was lucky enough to have a day and two nights in KNP at the end of January.

It was a very special short trip, we saw lots, masses of ellies, rhinos and all the general game, and KITTIES!!

“Lets check what is in the bush”

“Ok, now lets check out what is on the road”

“I am losing patience, do I have to keep calling and calling?”

“Here we are Mum, Aunt Leone is looking after us”

“Come on now, little ones, its time to cross the road” says Mum.

“Mummy” says little Seun, “This tar is so hot, do we really have to walk on it?”

Little Seun turns around and rushes back into the grass.

“I just cant do it Mummy, ever so sorry, its just far to hot for me”

“Oh you little ninny Seun”, says Mum, “come on I will carry you then”

The two little sisters follow closely behind Mum as she crosses the road, carry Little Seun in her mouth.

Aunt Leone , having seen her charges safe with Mum on the other side of the road, gets up and follows them.


As Aunt Leone gets to the bush, she turns round and with a last glance over her shoulder, disappears completely from sight.

This family group was very special to me, the story played out over about 30 minutes, with Mum going back and forth across the road between the cars (only about 4 cars) numerous times, and she just kept calling and calling. It was a wonderful feeling suddenly seeing the little ones there. Aunty was definately just waiting with them whilst Mum checked every thing out.
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Unread postby restio » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:14 pm

Jaz, what a delightful story, and what a wonderful ten-thousandth post! :lol:


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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:30 pm

Very special Jazil! What an amazing insight into how cubs are cared for by the sisters.

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Unread postby arks » Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:27 am

Great tale (and tails :wink: ), Jazil. You should perhaps be writing children's books? Might be a nice market for such simple and charming illustrated tales. :clap: 8)
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Unread postby Dotty » Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:51 pm

Entrancing pictures :clap: love the storyline too :lol:
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Unread postby Freda » Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:42 pm

Lovely story and great pics, Jazil, thanks for sharing :D

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Unread postby aboon » Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:58 am

lovely story and pics Jazil, thank you :D

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Unread postby Jose » Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:18 pm

J2 in catching up mode... Lovely sequence, J3!, and beautifully written! 8)
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Unread postby katydownunder » Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:10 pm

What an awesome sighting and great captures. 8)
We have never seen any Lion cubs in Kruger so far.
So, so cute.
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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:49 pm

Jazz, I so enjoyed that :lol: :lol:
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Unread postby Pumbaa » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:45 am

Thanks so much Jazil for this story,

I would love to watch them too - the cubs are soo cute. :dance: of course Mom and Aunty also. :lol:

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Unread postby Salva » Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:30 pm

Awwwwwww Jazil! Cute cute cute. Little kitties to me are allways one of the nicest sightings possible.
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Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:14 pm

nice story and pictures :clap: Thanks :D
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Unread postby Willowmoon » Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:51 am

that was such a cute story! & loved the pictures!!
thanks for sharing that! :clap:
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Unread postby pooky » Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:54 am

Wow Jazil - love your pics. - the cubs are really cute :clap: and the story makes it :dance:
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