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Re: Lion

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:17 am

Some very exciting news under Frontier Parks, but nobody seems to notice, so I repeat it here:

2 NEW YOUNG MALE KGALAGADI LIONS HAVE ARRIVED IN KAROO NATIONAL PARK!

"Leaping Lizards, you made my day!

I immediately phoned the park to check the facts, and you are so right!
Two young MALE LIONS imported from the Kgalagadi! They do not have manes yet, so are subadult/adult I would guess about 2 years old??
:dance: :dance: for each one of them! I suppose to bring new genetic variety to the Karoo when the old males need replacing...

Further good news. They suspect one of the younger females has already given birth to at least 1 cub -- small tracks/spoor were picked up by the rangers. So far no sightings, but can't be older females since they are still on contraceptives!

This is serious in-breeding (unless the Dad was the other male...), but hopefully the new young males can sort matters like this out in the future!

I am going past Karoo NP next week -- still never seen a lion there. Will it be my lucky day?

God bless and thanks a million for the good news,"

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Re: Lion

Unread postby Leeukos » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:43 pm

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Did You Know? :hmz:
Lions do not chew their food, the tear chunks off and swallow it.
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"A roaring lion kills no game."
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Re: Lion

Unread postby Leeukos » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:46 pm

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Did You Know? :hmz:
The tongue of a lion is like sandpaper which enables them to scrape the flesh from the bones of their prey.
"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
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Re: Lion

Unread postby Leeukos » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:50 pm

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Did You Know? :hmz: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes:
At the tip of a lions tail, below the black hair is a sharp claw. The bones within the tail at the end grows together to form this claw...
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Re: 9 male lions on H7

Unread postby mitch » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:37 am

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We came across these gentlemen in January, on the H7 near Bobbejaanskraans.
Not sure if they are from the same coalition.
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Re: 9 male lions on H7

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:50 am

Interesting topic. We think we saw this coalition in 2010. It was a very wet morning and we were driving from Satara to Orpen along the H7. There was a guy in front of us who stopped, made a u-turn and raced away. He was gone in a flash, I had no chance to get his attention to turn around - he gave up on the H7 literally metres from where the lions were lying next to the road in long grass. :lol: Three we could get on a photo, and we stopped counting at 5. There were obviously more.

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Re: 9 male lions on H7

Unread postby Hippotragus » Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:17 pm

Mitch - looks like them. Mixture of sub-adult and fully-grown adult males. They seem to hang out in that area and further up into Timbavati Reserve.
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Re: Lion

Unread postby Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:38 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Lion

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Lion

Unread postby Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:39 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Lion

Unread postby Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:39 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Lion

Unread postby Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:41 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Lion

Unread postby Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:46 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Lion

Unread postby Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:46 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Lion

Unread postby Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:48 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”


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