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 Post subject: Re: Battle At Kruger - Lions VS Rhino Over a Buffalo
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:57 pm 
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Hey all,

Yes after 11 lions attacking it for 100m they decided to leave him alone.
He got away unhurt and with it's horns still intact, and the lions went back to feed.

Everybody wins.


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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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A few of the photos of two lion sightings we had this past weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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What wonderful sightings. In the first pic he looks so lovable and could do with a huge hug.

Love the mating pair :clap: :clap: :clap:

Gorgeous photos gerharddb :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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This young fellow had a grand ol' time for the full 4 days we spent at Berg en Dal last week. We saw him and his mate daily in the same area (within 7km of camp) and pretty much every time we saw them they were mating or resting after a mating. The poor female looked so worn out and hungry after the first few days and this guy was a machine I tell you. They were beautiful and their cubs will be stunning, hope I see them on my next visit.

I know this is not the usual Lion shot but my son is so amused I got it he insisted I share it cause "he's never seen lion poop before, so he is sure others are also interested" so here goes. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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Some great pics u got there Trentonskeeper :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks for sharing :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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Trentonskeeper :clap: :clap: :clap:

:mrgreen: Great pics :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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Lions spend 20 - 21 hours a day resting.

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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Lions are most likely to become active late afternoon during social activities.

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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:clap: Leeukos :clap:

:w: Thank you for sharing and the "teachings" :great:

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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I have posted these before, but thought I'd post it here as well....

These was taken close to Transport Dam

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These was taken on the S21 on our way to LS. Only people there until they left

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These are the only one's I have with me at this stage...

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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Beautiful photos


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 Post subject: Re: Lion
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:17 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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Lions do not chew their food, the tear chunks off and swallow it.

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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The tongue of a lion is like sandpaper which enables them to scrape the flesh from the bones of their prey.

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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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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