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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:33 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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nice grimace, granjan :dance: :lol: :clap:

what about this one

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Tx Anne- Marie

When we found this old Male named Fred 2 meters from our car when he start roaring.....what a moment......and my wife didn't record the majestic voice....

Looks like he is almost famous as Oom Piets "Ousus"

Uploaded Old Fred on another web site and Gabriela road:

"This is FRED!

Great image, Jan! We looked for him around mid-March, but in vain...So glad he is still alive! This must be taken at Mata Mata? If so, kindly tell us where exactly. Was he in a poor condition? Did his arthritis impair his movements? We miss him so much, this mean old fellow...he entertained us over the past few years on so many occasions. Was he alone? Any family members? There used to be two subadult males and two cubs in Feb 2011 when we last saw him with his female.

We love this old boy. He is a survivor. Despite that mean look, he has tolerated many of his young sons till they were almost adults. When it was time to chase them, he did so kindly. Not "kindly" as in human terms, but without hurting them really. In fact we witnessed quite a few episodes, from afar, at 13th borehole, when he was sending these young males off on their own. We have seen him in the company of the same female for some years now. Dear Jan-what a wonderful surprise, those photographs! You cannot imagine our joy-THANK YOU!"

Wonderful story from Gabrila :clap:

We found him on the main road before 13de Boorgat. He was still in a good condition (except for his teeth). We spotted a female +- 2km before Fred and we found the female with the 3 cubs at 13 de boorgat may be he is the farther of the cubs.

Did any body spot him again since December last year?

Full frame Image by my son Jan (Jnr)

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My images of the old guy!!

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Also previously uploaded a few images off Old Fred


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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Hi
We saw Fred in Dec 2011 south of dalkeith, he looked very content.

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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FINALLY i can post photos!!! :dance:

This image is very special to me because it captures the Kalahari with old fred whom i believe is one of the lions who has seen the kgalagadi in so many ways through those goosebump giving eyes

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Sorry to change the topic of old fred...but i had to post the photo of my rooiputs friends!!!

We camped at number 6...and for those who know,therre is a little conection road between number 5 and 6 but it is not really used....(accept for the lions :hmz: :dance: )
Well it was a usual morning...getting up and making coffee over the fire,and eating rusks!! our living area of our tent is totally coverd and has a front door facing the side of the A frame...my mom went in and as i was going in my mom was standing infront of me to back back outside,,,,i don't know what it was but something told me to look left(in the direction of the conection road and in the direction of the sunrise)just a i did it i saw the outline of a lioness...about 7m from where i was standing...i pushed my mom back inside and told her there was a lion...the lioness stared at us for a briefe moment,then walked past the car and into the veld...when i saw the gap that the car was between me and her ijust had to go for my camera!!! i climbed onto the car to scan and see if there isn't any more lions nearby!!!that is when i saw the other lioness about 10m from the other one deeper into the grass!!!we all climbed into the car and in the whole camp it was only us who saw them,,,they appeared to still be young and playfull and entertained us with a cat and mouse game chasing eachother on the dunes!!!!! :dance:
i'm sure all of you know i wAS ALL SMILES!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Great experience at Rooiputs and love the story ...wish I were there.....

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Male near Dalkeith

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Young Lion neat 13 de Boorgat

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Lions at Achterlonie :popcorn:

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These 2 are the females that we saw with nossob...the dominant male!!!in desember

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Veertiende boorgat female (just after her cubs were born - they were still hiding. Note the scars, same female that Jan van Wyk posted with cubs)

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Badmouth (Fred) Nov 2011

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Fred after porcupine meal

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and stealing a springbok carcass from a cheetah mother and her cubs

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Two lions doing their thing about 20 meters form camp site no 5 at Rooiputs July 2011, what an awesome
eriende. When they were done for the moment they strolled passed our tents at no. 6
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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Morning all, this is my first posting and though I would share the following siting with you.

During one of our regular trips to the KTP we were on an early morning drive down the Auob River, just before the Dalkieth water hole, when we came across this young male lion attacking a Honey Badger and her baby. After the mother's long and desperate struggle to protect her youngster (at least an hour), the lion managed to break the mother's back (this image shows the mother with a broken back still defending herself, she eventually dragged herself off into a nearby bush – very sad).

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The lion returned to the baby hiding amongst the branches of a fallen kameel doring. The next set of images shows the tragic event the follows.

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He proceeded to kill the baby, but never ate it. Although this is a sighting very rarely seen, it is apparently quite common in the Kalahari. It did leave us total hollow and sad. The lion, however, didn’t manage to escape injury as the mother badger did injure part of the lion’s back paw during their battle.

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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We found the male with female together near Kaspesrdraai

Few of his lazy poses....

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