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lion with broken jaw (old badmouth)

Unread postby Indiajane » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:25 pm

as he seems to be called. KG I wonder if you know the history behind this lion - any idea of what might have caused the injury? A kick from a Gemsbok? Tobieo has a recent photograph of him on his trip report and he looks quite thin - when I last saw him he was in wonderful condition - but that was a year ago now. I think this is one of the best things about this park, that year after year you see the same animals and can keep track of them through sightings on the forums.

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Re: lion with broken jaw (old badmouth)

Unread postby Tobieo » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:18 pm

I would love to know the story behind this guy! I was really close to him on one day and wow does he smell! He had a real rotting smell and was also salivating excessively
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Re: lion with broken jaw (old badmouth)

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:45 pm

I followed him... a little bit, in February :D

[video]http://youtu.be/99RCmV4pxiI[/video]
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Re: lion with broken jaw (old badmouth)

Unread postby jaffles » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:23 pm

What a beautiful video!!!
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Re: lion with broken jaw (old badmouth)

Unread postby MATTHYS » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:27 pm

Thank you, Anne-Marie 8) !
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Re: lion with broken jaw (old badmouth)

Unread postby Tobieo » Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:07 pm

Excellent video clip anne-marie :clap: :clap:
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Re: lion with broken jaw (old badmouth)

Unread postby flying cheetah » Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:42 pm

Impressive video :clap: :thumbs_up:
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Re: lion with broken jaw (old badmouth)

Unread postby Div » Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:27 am

Great video!Amazing how green the grass was!

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Re: lion with broken jaw (old badmouth)

Unread postby Kigalia » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:34 pm

Awesome, thanks for sharing. :clap: Very fw of us ever have the pleasure of such a sighting.
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Re: lion with broken jaw (old badmouth)

Unread postby hilda » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:38 pm

Superb video anne-marie! :clap: Thanks for sharing.
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Re: LION IDENTIFICATION: Broken jaw...

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:53 pm

:hmz: I think I saw this Lion (Broken Jaw) once more, but not very healthy :(

The Lion, the Porcupine's kills ... and maybe... "Brocken jaw" (16/17/18/31.1.2012) at Craig Lockhardt
they were here 3 days in a raw... maybe more...
and his misery compagnion, with the quills

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Image broken jaw... slobbering :?

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17.1 try to give a song... but nothing go out :?

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18.1 ... licking the Giraffe, who was put down on the begining of January !!!

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31.1 only one (not the same ?)… seems to be in good form... where are the two others :shock:

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THE MANE BROTHERS

Unread postby Dwyka3 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:39 am

Hi everybody!
I'm new to the forums and this is a first for me.
I visited the Kgalagadi in February 2012 and would love to share a few pics of the so-called
Mane Brothers of the Auob river. Correct me if I'm wrong!
We were driving from Twee Rivieren towards Mata Mata when we found this magnificent male lion
under a tree to the left side of the road near the turnoff to the lower dune road.
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Mane Brother 4 by carien8, on Flickr

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Mane Brother 5 by carien8, on Flickr

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Mane Brother 6 by carien8, on Flickr

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Mane Brother 7 by carien8, on Flickr

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Mane Brother 8 by carien8, on Flickr

Intently watching wildebeest going by in the riverbed
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Mane Brother 9 by carien8, on Flickr

We left him in peace and drove onwards towards Mata Mata. At about 3 kms onwards this enormous,
very blonde lion, stood up from behind bushes to the left side of the road. He had a brandmark 7 on
his left thigh, in trouble some time?! He crossed the road and walked all along the riverbed towards
Auchterlonie, almost as if on a mission somewhere.
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Mane Brother 1 by carien8, on Flickr


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Mane Brother 2 by carien8, on Flickr

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Mane Brother 3 by carien8, on Flickr

It was only when the two lions started running towards each other that we realised them to be
related. It sure was a heartwarming experience! They greeted as only lions do.
What fascinated me was the fact that although they were almost 3 kms apart, they were
perfectly aware of each other!
Lions never fail to amaze me!!

The greeting
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Mane Brothers 10 by carien8, on Flickr

Enough for now, hope you will enjoy my little story!

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Re: THE MANE BROTHERS

Unread postby Hugh » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:45 am

Welcome to the forum

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Re: THE MANE BROTHERS

Unread postby JenB » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:47 am

Awesome pics! :clap: :clap:
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Re: THE MANE BROTHERS

Unread postby ctv4 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:05 am

STUNNING PICS!!
13th Trip to KTP - Dec '12 / Jan '13

FIRST TRIP TO KTP WAS IN JUNE/JULY 1996!

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