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 Post subject: Re: Lion
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:24 am 
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Egilio what an amazing sighting dont know how you kept the camera still!Where did it happen?

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Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:36 pm 
Excellent, Egilio! Where was that?

Lionspoon, looks like more grey hairs in the ears!

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Check her whisker pattern on her right side of face - looks the same to me......and the same spotty nose. :hmz:

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 Post subject: Marked Lions?
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I am not sure if this is a repeated question, did have a look through to see if I was repeating a topic...if it is, sorry! And it can be linked to the topic!

Recently in Kruger I came across this lioness at a giraffe kill near Nkhaya Pan. She looked like she had been branded on her Right rear leg and sprayed with blue dye on her right foreleg...any idea what this is for?? :huh: :huh: TB study?? I know in the Kgalagadi they mark "naughty" lions ie. lions that have escaped from the park, been caught and brought back....does this happen in Kruger too?

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 Post subject: Re: Marked Lions?
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THe lioness looks very healthy! Should be interesting to hear what happened here?


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 Post subject: Re: Marked Lions?
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I know what you're talking about. Purple spray is SUper effective!! Cures allmost any infection! Stains very badly though. That does kinda look like purple spray.


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 Post subject: Re: Marked Lions?
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That lion has been darted in the recent past. They use that purple spray on the dart wound to prevent infections. They probably darted her to treat that wound on the back leg. I have seen them using it on lion and buffalo.

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 Post subject: Re: Marked Lions?
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Fortunately she looks lovelyand healthy now :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:39 pm 
Don't know if everyone realises the uniqueness of Egilio's last pic...

The foetus would be a prime morsel, but haven't seen it photographed before!

(Don't think so, iNkwazi!)


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 Post subject: Re: Marked Lions?
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I have seen this several times before and was told that this is how Lions are marked to show thatthe have been tested - will resize a pic for posting if there is any interest


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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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Egilio, that is jaw-dropping stuff :mrgreen: WOW !!!

Absolutely incredible and rare footage esp. the last pic just as RP has said !! :clap: :clap:

Pls give us more details as to where and when etc...

Thanks for sharing .

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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Check out these beautiful ladies, seen at Satara cam the other night! :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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A question for the experts.

You can found lions in most of the national parks in Africa, and in some Asian, and to most people they all look alike.
Are there marked differences in lions found for example in Kenya/Masai Mara Game Reserve? and why?

I have found some big differences in lions found in desert and semi-desert areas compared to ones found in the less arid areas (they are smaller, little or no main, lighter in colour).

Anyone ready to give some input on this??

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I'm Jack, Tom's son.
I'm no expert, but the main difference between lion species in Africa is the mane, as you said. You also mentioned the colour, which is correct again. Generally, the further north in Africa you go the bigger the lions manes :D

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Hi Jack, I've seen hundreds of lions in East Africa and they can have massive mains. One of the best I've ever seen, sorry no pic!, had a black main that went covered its front, shoulders and on its belly all the way to its hind legs. It was dead scared of humans and word was out that it came from a very remote area of Tanzania.

Here is a pic of a classical Masai Mara lion
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and a Tsavo National Park lion
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