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 Post subject: Re: Lions in the Mountain Zebra Park
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:18 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Lions in the Mountain Zebra Park
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:45 pm 
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Greetings All

Finally the lions are out of the Bomas. They are free to roam the park as they please.

The first free roaming lion in more than a 100 years in the Cradock area.
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All three out, female on the right.
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King of the Beasts
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This one was taken from our bedroom window at seven this morning.
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They have since moved onto the big dam wall on the Unjane loop and are chasing everything that walks past.

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 Post subject: Re: Lions in the Mountain Zebra Park
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Oh wow Michael, this must be so exciting to watch them.

Please keep us up to date on their progress?

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 Post subject: Re: Lions in the Mountain Zebra Park
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:bcool: Michael, thank you for these great photos of the "Three" great animals.......Stunning :thanx:

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 Post subject: Re: Lion released in Mountain Zebra National Park
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HeatherY, my wish for you is that you will hear the rolling thunder over the valleys of the male telling all the He is the King

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 Post subject: Re: Lion released in Mountain Zebra National Park
Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:47 am 
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This is the positive conservation news one loves to read. Great job to all involved. :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Lion released in Mountain Zebra National Park
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This truly is wonderfull news to all involved and SANPARKS I take my hat off to you WELL DONE! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Lion released in Mountain Zebra National Park
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Hi everyone
So far all is going well with the lions. They caught a red hartebeest on Saturday morning and then showed off to lucky visitors on the Ubejane Loop on Saturday afternoon.
The lioness has gone off on her own and was seen on the Link Road on Sunday.

Thought you might like to see some more pics from the release, just after the lions left the boma:

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 Post subject: Re: Lion released in Mountain Zebra National Park
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Thanks MZ. Glad they have settled down so nicely! I wonder whether the lioness will return to join the other two?

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 Post subject: Re: Lion released in Mountain Zebra National Park
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The number of lions left in the world are low!
Well done to Sanparks for the re-intorduction of lions to this place :clap:
I pray for a prosperous growth for them in that area :D

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 Post subject: Re: Lion released in Mountain Zebra National Park
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Great! Thanks and well done Sanparks.


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 Post subject: Re: Lion released in Mountain Zebra National Park
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Thank you so much for this update! Wonderful news. I think visitors here might have more chance to see the lions compared to Karoo NP.

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 Post subject: Re: Lions in the Mountain Zebra Park
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Stunning photos of a wonderful event!!!

Hope they will give each and all pleasure in sightings to come............. :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Lions in the Mountain Zebra Park
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Pics of the lions taken on the 29th April:

Lioness on the Link Road
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One of the males near the Ubejane Loop
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The Lioness was at the Doornhoek guesthouse dam this morning.

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 Post subject: Re: Lions in the Mountain Zebra Park
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Hi Mountain zebra,

Thanks very much for the updates and the pictures. I have one question, and I am hoping you will help put my mind at ease. When I was at the park last month (which I really loved), I noticed that the fence around the camp is quite low (a lot lower than that at Kruger or even Addo for example), but did have a different design to the normal fence.

I am sure the fence is safe, I just want to put my mind at ease that it is. Can you please share with us the thinking around how it was ascertained that a "lower" fence in comparison to the "norm" would be safe.

Kind regards,

Pat

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