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 Post subject: Re: Behaviour of lions around Berg en Dal and Malelane area
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:47 pm 
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From Raymond this evening:

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It was quite interesting to see the 3 lionesses of the berg en dal pride taking down an impala ram. Obby witnessed that last night, he saw the lionesses stalking the impala and they caught it at the side of the vehicle. Survival of the fittest is one of the major goals - to see the stronger ones carry on surviving.

Last night Peter also had saw interesting behavior when the 15 spotted hyenas attacked 2 lionesses.


If we see unusual behavior on lions we will let you know.

Happy New Year!

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 Post subject: Re: Behaviour of lions around Berg en Dal and Malelane area
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Two more facinating reports on these lions from Raymondk:

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The bond between the king of jungle and the other young male lion of the berg en dal pride is amazing, they are always together. This shows that if the young male lion was of the same age as the king of jungle no other lions would have entered this area. We have named him the 'king junior' because he looks similar to the king of jungle, indeed the king has passed his strong genes to the next generation.

And junior seems to be up for the challenge because he has already start to mate with the females. If the king mark his territory, he also mark as well.

What have we noticed is king junior has lots of respect for the king of jungle . Our eyes will be open to see what will happen with those lions.

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It looks like the berg en dal pride are coming together since their structure was disturbed by the arrival of the nomadic males in this area. All of them are in the good condition. I spotted them yesterday behindr the big marula tree heading east.

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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 Post subject: Re: Behaviour of lions around Berg en Dal and Malelane area
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Hi all!

Raymond called yesterday to ask me to tell you all that is email is down at the moment. The nomads are in the area, and one of the males was seen with the Berg en Dal pride. Three of the nomad males were seen on the road to Malelane from BnD.

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 Post subject: Re: Behaviour of lions around Berg en Dal and Malelane area
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The nomadic males are lions of destruction, today I witnessed them chasing the 3 young male cubs of the berg en dal pride but nothing happened.

I will let you know if I see some thing different.

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 Post subject: Re: Behaviour of lions around Berg en Dal and Malelane area
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I am really finding these reports from Raymond so interesting ....

Wednesday, 17/2/2010:
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With all the nomadic males moving around our area, we have witnessed some of the nomadic males mating with lionesses of the berg en dal pride and we end up not knowing whether the king of jungle is still the king of the berg en dal prides or not.

Yesterday one of the nomadic males was mating with one of the lionesses of the berg en dal pride after the matjulu bridge. Today my self and Peter saw one lioness of the berg en dal pride with one cub so this show us that that lioness is on the run for the survival of the young one.

All the nomadic males do mark territory on those areas where we uses to see the king marking its territory.

We will update you of what will happen with those lions.

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Here are some tips for identifying the nomadic males; they have t-mark on the hind legs and their manes are still lighter in colour.

Of the 5 males from the Lukimbi pride, one has a left blind eye. I'm waiting for more information about these lions and I will forward it to you as soon I get it.

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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This picture of the nomadic male serves as reminder that I haven't forgotten about you.

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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These lion were sighted on 1 May 2010, between Berg n Dal and Matjulu waterhole , there were 3 , but the other did not want to pose.
They were roaring just outside of the camp, early in the morning.

Saw them the day before on the tar road leading to Berg n Dal.

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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Hi Berg en Dal Friends!!
I am still in BnD and we had really a great time here with awesome sightings!! The bush is very thick and it´s also a little bit quiet but we enjoyed every minute here and for sure we will come back very very soon :dance: :dance: :dance:

Here some impressions from my drives with Peter and Obby! I did a morning and sunset drive with Peter and today the morning drive with Obby!!

THANK YOU GUYS for these wonderful sightings - I really really enjoyed it!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:

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I also have some nice videos. You can see more in my TR! :D

Have a great weekend!
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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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Here are some of the promised pics of the nomadic lions I saw 2 weeks ago on the H3 near Steilberg:

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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Hi Guys

I have just returned from Berg en Dal where we had an amazing few days. I got married at Protea Hotel Kruger gate on the 23 rd October 2010 and had amazing wedding complete with elephants and everything.

The 2 days proceeding my wedding day me and my groomsmen spent at Berg en Dal. Raymond and Peter took us on a morning walk where we had white and black rhino on the walk. Black rhino approached us to within 20 metres. We were safely tucked away amongst some rocks and had an awsome view of the black rhino bull. Not bad for your first sighting of Black Rhino in the park!

The next morning we went on a Big Five drive where we saw a total of 3 different leopards, another 2 black rhino, 3 male lions at Berg en Dal gate (one of them was mating with a female) another pride of lions, countless amount of white rhino, beatiful herd of buffalo, ellies, hippo walking around in broad daylight, countless birds etc. This of course was now on the day of my wedding!!!!!!!!!

Special note to Raymond - Raymond you impressed our whole group with your exceptional knowledge(most of the group has spent at least 10 years plus in the bush), attention to the finer details , bird knowledge and just general conduct. For those of you that have never done a walk with Raymond, I recommend that you do! You are a very special guide and in this day and age where you have the all the young guys chasing Big Five sightings it was a welcome relieve to spend some quality time in the bush with you.

We had a memorable experience that no one will ever be able to take away from us!

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 Post subject: Re: Berg en Dal sightings
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Taken on sat 04 12 2010 on the matjula loop rd taken 30 min after entering the park at 2.30pm. This was a gorgeous sight but not the highlight of weekend


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