Discuss the Orpen (KNP), Satara (KNP), Addo and Nossob (KTP) webcams
Jose wrote:Wild@Heart wrote:Let me play Devil's Advocate here ...
I'm saying that all the pics are of Lions. The 1st being a female followed by a male (mating pair?) ...<...>
...followed by (at least one) other female. Agree with W@H. All lions.
If it helps, I also agree with W@H and Jose.
Unless it was taken by surprise, no self-respecting cheetah would stay in the area for more than a nano-second if there were lions nearby - and the lions would have been going full-pelt after the cheetah, not strolling through the bush as if they had all day
Lions (and other large predators) will attack any other smaller/weaker predator that they come across as they cannot afford to have 'competition' for their food sources or have their hunting spoiled by an interloper. The smaller predator will beat a hasty retreat if it senses a larger or stronger one nearby because it knows that it's life will be at risk, and that it cannot compete for the prey.