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Re: THE MANE BROTHERS

Unread postby threedogs » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:02 pm

WOW! Those boys are handsome! :D
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Re: THE MANE BROTHERS

Unread postby RichardJ » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:20 pm

Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing your story. Magnificent Kalahari lions :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

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Re: THE MANE BROTHERS

Unread postby Foxy » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:05 pm

Welcome to forum Dwyka3

What absolutely stunning photos and sighting. Look forward to seeing more of your photos.

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Re: THE MANE BROTHERS

Unread postby Dwyka3 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:13 pm

Thanks very much for the replies!!
Is there somebody else who maybe have pics of these two? Luv to see.
Maybe Jannie can tell us more about brandmarks on certain lions.
The brandmark on the blonde male lion was a T and not a 7, sorry!!
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Re: THE MANE BROTHERS

Unread postby billyf » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:17 pm

What good looking boys - KTP lions at their best :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:

Welcome, and looking out for more pics :popcorn: :popcorn: :thumbs_up:
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Re: THE MANE BROTHERS

Unread postby Sharifa » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:45 pm

Welcome Dwyka3 to the Forums :thumbs_up:

Very handsome lads :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: THE MANE BROTHERS

Unread postby tiggercat » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:52 pm

Whew ... your posts are just amazing , AS ARE YOUR PHOTOS .... want to see more peez ... :clap:

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Re: THE MANE BROTHERS

Unread postby manicwalker » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:39 am

Beautiful photos, what an amazing sighting you had :)
Thanks for sharing. :thumbs_up:
Looking forward to more :dance:

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Re: THE MANE BROTHERS

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:52 am

Morning all,

@Dwyka3,

Welcome to the Forum, hope you will have a great time here.

The two males you refer to in your pictures have been hanging around in the southern part for quite a while now, they are normally seen from Leeuwdrill to Houmoed.
The brand marks on the lions you see on some of the lions in the park are those of lions who have transgressed outside the park.
Once they were darted and brought back into the park they are brand marked so that management can keep record on the lions which leaves the park. Each lion which has to be brought back will have a different brand mark for identification purposes.

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Re: THE MANE BROTHERS

Unread postby oddesy » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:58 am

Welcome to the forums Dwyka3 :D

Great pictures!! They are very impressive looking males 8) :clap:
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Re: THE MANE BROTHERS

Unread postby john222333 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:34 am

These look amazingly like the 2 brothers we saw at the picnic site, junction of the North Dunes Road as it reaches the Nossob river valley. In fact I am pretty certain it is them. But that is a long way !!! We saw them about 22 March 2012.
What stunned us was the size of the elder brother. When he stood up we were taken aback. tallest lion I have ever seen.

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Re: THE MANE BROTHERS

Unread postby Dwyka3 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:06 pm

John222333

Any pics of the two male lions you saw?! Would luv to see!
If it is the same lions, I agree with you, the blonder of the two was eeennnooormous!!
When he stood up behind the bushes, I was speechless, never have I seen a bigger one!!
Absolutely gorgeous, very high on the legs, quite lean at the time.
Maybe they are nomads roaming around looking for a pride to take over.
Dr. Philip Stander who runs the Desert Lion Project in the Kaokoveld of Namibia,
recorderd that one male lion walked the distance of 90 km in 48 hours!!

Interested in the Desert Lion Project?
The Desert Lion Project had quite a setback recently due to the coldblooded shooting of adult males by trophy hunters. Only about two remained. Three lionesses now have given birth to five cubs and all five
are males! Isn't nature extraordinary? What man has taken out, nature is giving back.
How can you ever look into those yellow eyes and lift a gun?!!

If you or any of the other forum members are interested in the Desert Lion Project, go to:
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Re: THE MANE BROTHERS

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:53 pm

Three brands and you're out?
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Nossob Brothers

Unread postby Lionspoon » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:39 pm

I'm desperately trying to find out whether I got to see 'my' Mr. Handsome from Nossob again on our last trip. But the photos I have to compare to aren't totally informative. :slap: So I would like to ask all of you crazy KTP lovers (I'm allowed to say that - I'm crazy myself :lol: ) to please post some photos here, if you got some of the Nossob Brothers. Pretty please? :mrgreen:

*edit* Oh, and I have been throught the Lions of the Kgalagadi thread several times now, but even though there are some photos of them, I'm still not sure yet. :doh:
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Re: Nossob Brothers

Unread postby frisian » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:45 pm

Hi Lionspoon,
these photo is taken on the last day of 2012 from our Christmas/New-Year-Trip:

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in Kruger in August 2007, Oktober 2008, Oktober 2009, March 2011, March 2012 and Christmas in 2013
Christmas 2012 in KTP!!


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