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Re: Kruger's own MEGA PRIDE

Unread postby Gunner » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:34 pm

Watched the program aswell :clap:
i think that particular pride (mountain pride) was first spotted when Nat Geo screened the live show back in December 2008 hosted by Michaela Strachen. They were staying @ Singita Lebombo and showed the young males that were still quite young at the time.

Wonder if those males that were ousted from the pride in the program could be the same 7 males that were recently spotted along the S41 near the Gudzani area :hmz:

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Re: Kruger's own MEGA PRIDE

Unread postby o-dog » Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:59 pm

I have heard about this coalition - sounds amazing - can you imagine seeing these guys.
Even adult rhino fear them I'm sure!
Just out of interest a coalition of 5 males that I have seen grow up (part of their life) all worked together and took over an absolutely huge territory.
In the last year they have split apart into a group of 2 and a group of 3 and each is in control of their section of territory.
Obviously this would increase mating chances so makes sense.
I wouldn't be surprised if these 7 male lions follow this strategy?? :hmz:
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TAKEOVER OF LION PRIDE ON S100?

Unread postby SUSAN UYS » Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:04 pm

During and early morning drive on Saturday 7 November we saw a number of Lionesses and 3-4 sub adult youngsters next to the road at the first waterhole on the S100. ( I.E. The waterhole closest to Satara).
They seemed perfectly relaxed despite all the cars.
Suddenly one of the Lionesses jumped up, stared in the direction of the riverbed and then started running away at great speed with all the others following.
The next moment 2 male Lions appeared out of the river bed and ran after the females.
For the next few days there was no sign of lions in the area.
We are just curious if these sub-adults cubs have been spotted since then as we wondered whether the pride could have been taken over and the cubs killed by the new males.

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Re: TAKEOVER OF LION PRIDE ON S100?

Unread postby maddie2312 » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:10 pm

We saw this pride in mid October in the same location on two days and there was two males with them then and all was calm. So not sure if this is the same two or new guys?

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Re: TAKEOVER OF LION PRIDE ON S100?

Unread postby Daffy » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:58 am

I agree with Maddie.
We were at Satara 6-9 October and met with a very relaxed pride.
There were 2 males, I think a bit young.
Maybe an easy take over for more experienced guys.
I think it as on the 7th we saw close to the pride an older male with a very bloody nose.
It seemed he had lost a mayor fight.
We are interested if this lion has anything to do with this pride.
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Re: TAKEOVER OF LION PRIDE ON S100?

Unread postby neilyb » Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:31 pm

Would love to hear more. This fellow looked like he had lost a fight on the s100 near the waterhole, right where an 11 strong pride was seen the day before. Great memories of October. Hope they are all fine, got lots of great shots of the cubs playing and fighting.

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Re: TAKEOVER OF LION PRIDE ON S100?

Unread postby acekam » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:49 pm

At just about the spot that Susan refers to, we saw a pride last week (morning of 19th Nov) of 1 male, 4 females and 3 playful cubs. They were definitely what I would describe as cubs ie. a few months old, rather than sub-adults as you described, so not sure if this is the same group.

After crossing the road, they became aware of another single lioness which was clearly not part of their group. After they gave her a cold stare, she assumed the submissive position and the pride lost interest and moved on.
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Re: The S100

Unread postby ossendryver » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:48 pm

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Re: The big 5 on the S 100

Unread postby FlorisCathy » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:12 am

In April 2010 we saw the big5 on the S100, including our first leopard and a pride of over 20 lions.
Last Wednesday we came back home after a 2 week trip and we didn't see a lot on the S100.
The old male from that pride died and the lionesses rebelled so the pride is divided in at least 2 smaller prides. Where the river parallel to the S100 was their home ground, they left that place.
Maybe the spirit from that old lion is still hanging out there and scared all animals...
Maybe withing a year of two the S100 will be a hotspot.
There is water close, so don't write off the S100...
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Re: The S100

Unread postby bucky » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:37 pm

Terrible road, we drove it this morning and only found 13 lion cubs together, not even adults, it just shows how bad this road is.

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Re: The S100

Unread postby granjan » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:14 pm

Up until my last visit in early September I'd had vey little luck on the S100. This visit I had great sightings two days running of the pride nursery and watched the youngsters charge when the hunters returned!
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Re: The S100

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:23 pm

What is with the s100 nursery school phenomenon :? :doh:
Do ALL the lions in Kruger get born on the s100? :lol:
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Re: The S100

Unread postby bucky » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:32 pm

DinkyBird wrote:Hope you guys chased the lions away .... no one wants this road to gain a good reputation :naughty:


I try to , but all 30 keep coming back onto the road every morning, it is a problem :twisted:

Luckily the leopard we saw hid away a bit better for our other drives.

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S100 pride of 30+ Lions

Unread postby ossendryver » Tue May 29, 2012 10:25 pm

Hi

I know that there is a huge mega pride on the S100 seen around Shibotwana Waterhole

I wonder if any of you have any photos of them?

The best I have is of 13 in the road.
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Re: S100 pride of 30+ Lions

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Tue May 29, 2012 11:50 pm

This was a great sighting Oss :clap:
Flutterby had a TR where she saw 11 or so lion cubs on the S100. The TR was something along the lines of "a 7 day Flutter". I can only imagine they property of the Mega pride!
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