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Re: Lion

Unread postby bornfree » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:40 am

NICE!!!
Could we know where this one was taken?

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Re: Blind (blue) eyed Lions

Unread postby bushguy » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:06 am

So would you say they might have been in a fight and got a claw in the eye or a thorn might have got in their eyes because both was close to lower sabie where there are allot of thorny bush?


Not sure about the thorns, more likely fighting. Although I have seen a horse with a piece of twig in it's eye from running into a tree. Investigation of the camp it was in revealed several well grazed dagga (Marijuana) bushes! Seen any of those around LS? :wink:
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Re: Lion

Unread postby big5spotter » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:22 am

Hi bornfree it was on the H7 but go and read the topic ' Male lions hunting buffalo ' there is more info on it!
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Re: Lion

Unread postby Richprins » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:32 pm

Thank you, Mike!

The reason I am curious is the presence of a single adult female amongst a group of males!

One cannot assume she was being mated by one of them, as the "pair" generally do not hunt during the days-long mating process... :?

The males killed a bufalo nearby, by the way.

If these are pride males rather than nomads, where was the rest of the pride?

Maybe they pitched up at night?

Anyone else see this, or have any ideas? :hmz:

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Re: Lion

Unread postby big5spotter » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:53 pm

Check the topic 'Male lions hunting buffalo' I saw how they caught it.The next morning it was the 3 males and a single female.As we were looking at them the next morning a car came by and said they just saw a few lions cross the road about 2km back from where we were at the kill.

They look to big and fit to be nomads.Nomads are usually younger.And surely they have enough bulk to over power a single adult male even 2 males! Nature is unpredictable.Maybe the rest of the pride was in the bushes.The 1 male got up and walked a few meters and laid down and we didn't see him again!
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Re: Lion

Unread postby o-dog » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:45 pm

In the Sabi Sands there are the ocassional nomads passing through and have seen and heard of more than one large grouping consisting of 2 or more males and single females.
THere were also prides or should I say pride remnants consisting of just 1 female. There were 2 such 'prides' that occured on Mala Mala 2006.
These females may joing up with nomad males are even with males that have a territory. Territorial Males also see them as breeding opportunities so will carry out the same associations as with large prides of females.
Also perhaps the female has for example cubs in the area and the males killed close by and she has come to join in on a close and relatively easy meal.
Have also seen a number of times where breeding pairs have brought down their own food and fed and mated over hte same period of time.

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Re: Lion

Unread postby Richprins » Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:36 pm

o-dog wrote:Have also seen a number of times where breeding pairs have brought down their own food and fed and mated over the same period of time.


Thanks for that info, o-dog! :thumbs_up:

Do you think there is a difference in long-term pride behaviour between Kruger and the adjacent Private Reserves...? :)

A difficult question, I know! :wink:

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Re: Lion

Unread postby Siobain » Sat May 02, 2009 1:30 pm

Just one of my favorite pics,

Not in Kruger though.

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They look so relaxed together.

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Re: Lion

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Sat May 02, 2009 3:27 pm

Great pic!!! :clap:
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Re: Lions with weird eyes.

Unread postby Sable 2 » Sat May 02, 2009 3:40 pm

I am just wondering if this might be a clinical sign of TB!
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Re: Lions with weird eyes.

Unread postby bentley » Sat May 02, 2009 5:20 pm

A bit research shows that their eyes have a horizontal streak of nerve cells, which improves their vision following prey across a plain. It acts like binoculars..constantly adjusting to what catches their attention / focusing on. They can also see in colour as we do but are much more acute...hope this helps a bit :wink:
Just thinking about it..the only time I have seen a lion blink / close it's eye lids is either when a fly is bothering it or when they decide catch up on the zzz's...the lazy characters.

@ Sable 2 - Not sure about the TB though, the lion in Pikasso' 2nd pic does look like it's ill.
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Re: Lion

Unread postby Siobain » Tue May 05, 2009 8:14 pm

Another one of my favorites, one my SO took so i can't claim the fame.
This lioness brought this young male a piece of leg from a kill
they had made, it took him a while, but he eventually accepted.

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Re: Lion

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue May 05, 2009 8:55 pm

nice :clap:
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Re: Lion

Unread postby Mike1916 » Tue May 05, 2009 10:19 pm

:lol: :lol: Nice :lol: :lol:
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Re: Lion

Unread postby big5spotter » Tue May 05, 2009 10:29 pm

Its not only"eendjie eendjie stap in n ry" but "leeukie leeukie le in n ry"
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