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Lions mating on the road near Punda in the Kruger.(Video)

Unread postby pietert » Thu May 09, 2013 3:57 pm

Lions mating on the road near Punda in the Kruger.(Video)

We saw these two lions lying next to the road to Punda Maria Camp in the Kruger Natioal Park in South Africa. We stopped near them and watched for a while till they got up and walked onto the road giving us the following show... To us a very rare sighting.

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBlSG892WsE[/video]
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Re: Lions mating on the road near Punda Maria in the Kruger.

Unread postby NJVermaak » Thu May 09, 2013 4:24 pm

very cool! :clap:
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Re: Lions mating on the road near Punda in the Kruger.(Video

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri May 10, 2013 5:52 am

Pietert, you certainly couldn't have had a better view. No shyness there. Fantastic sighting. :thumbs_up: Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Lions mating on the road near Punda in the Kruger.(Video

Unread postby Graeme & Nicky » Fri May 10, 2013 8:15 am

Great sighting, Thank You for sharing. :clap:
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Re: Lions mating on the road near Punda in the Kruger.(Video

Unread postby MarkusF » Fri May 10, 2013 10:20 pm

Special sighting, pietert! Somehow we always struggle to explain what's actually happening to the kids when we come upon such a sighting.

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Re: Lions mating on the road near Punda in the Kruger.(Video

Unread postby kallis1786 » Fri May 10, 2013 11:13 pm

Awesome Sighting.

I Love the Punda Pride. Thanks for sharing

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Re: Lions mating on the road near Punda in the Kruger.(Video

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sat May 11, 2013 5:21 am

pietert,

Another wonderful video of a special sighting. :clap: :clap:

Thanks for sharing :thumbs_up:
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Re: Lions mating on the road near Punda in the Kruger.(Video

Unread postby kellyee21 » Sun May 26, 2013 7:36 am

Wonderful video, thanks so much for posting this. What date was this taken ? I think we saw this same mating pair just outside Punda Maria on the 28 and 29 of April. On the evening of the 28th, they were right at the H13-2 turnoff to Punda and the next morning they had moved a bit closer to Punda, this time moving back and forth across the road. An amazing start to our trip !

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Re: Lions mating on the road near Punda in the Kruger.(Video

Unread postby pietert » Sun May 26, 2013 8:06 am

Yes it must have been the same, since we took that on the 29 April.

Really a great sighting. We saw the same Lioness a few days ago on the S99 again.

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Re: Teenage Elephant Mother all alone on the S28. (Video)

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Mon May 27, 2013 5:53 am

Pieter, I just found this video and what a gem. You really do post some interesting videos. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Teenage Elephant Mother all alone on the S28. (Video)

Unread postby hilda » Mon May 27, 2013 6:02 am

Shame! It looks as if the little one doesn't know how to suckle! Is that possible? :(

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Re: Teenage Elephant Mother all alone on the S28. (Video)

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Mon May 27, 2013 6:27 am

Very interesting video..although quite :( . :thumbs_up: Seems very dry there, hope the little one will be ok. :hmz:
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Strange Lion behaviour in Kruger Park (Video)

Unread postby pietert » Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:44 pm

Strange Lion behaviour in Kruger Park (Video)

Two males have been mating with a female lion near the S99 and H13-2 junction in the Kruger Park near Punda Maria Restcamp. They made noises right through the night. When we drove there the next morning, we found this lion apparently licking something off the tar. What tickled us though was the way in which he did it. Maybe someone can explain?

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2caF4S_3w78[/video]

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Re: Strange Lion behaviour in Kruger Park

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:21 pm

Nice sighting Pietert! We have, on more than one occasion seen how lions lick elephant dung and then also rub their faces and necks in it. Maybe this was elephant or buffalo urine? I know predators often roll in dung and urine of other animals to try and hide their scent. Have you ever seen a domestic dog near Hadeda poop? :tongue:
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Re: Strange Lion behaviour in Kruger Park

Unread postby pietert » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:28 am

I thought about the hiding scent one, but why will a domestic dog want to hide his scent?

In the case of this lion, it was almost in a state of hypnosis. Somebody suggested it might have been some of the female lion's urine it was licking. That sounds more probable because he looks so much in love there :roll: :lol: before clicking out of the trance and becoming a mature lion again.


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