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 Post subject: Karoo Lions
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:36 pm 
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The pics will tell the story:
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More to follow. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Karoo Lions
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Great start to the story! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Karoo Lions
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Would love to see and read more, thank you RangerS :D

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 Post subject: Re: Karoo Lions
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RagerS! Great to see you here :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Karoo Lions
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:09 pm 
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Hi RangerS

Can you tell us more about the 2 young male lions... last I heard, one had disappeared into the mountains, and the other one stayed close to the entrance gate out of fear of Nossob and Bitterbal.
Have they started roaming more into the 4x4 territory or are they sticking to the eastern parts?
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 Post subject: Re: Karoo Lions
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:11 am 
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Friedrich,
This to young male lions have explored the rest of the Park during April and May.
For the remaining months they have been sticking to the eastern parts. They have been up Mountain View, a lot more consentration of Game on this section, which could be a reason for this.

I have notice this morning that Bitterbal have find both young males and is currently moving after Niklaas.


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 Post subject: Re: Karoo Lions
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Thanks for the update RangerS....... :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Karoo Lions
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Run Niklaas Run!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Karoo Lions
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RangerS

Thank you so much for that interesting information! I hope to visit your park beginning of October, and still dream of seeing a lion in Karoo NP...

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 Post subject: Re: Karoo Lions
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:52 am 
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So I arrive at the entrance gate of Karoo National Park, and a new face greets me: “Meneer, die leeus is net hier voor om die draai!” He says his name is Wayne… and I say ‘BAIE dankie!” ‘cause I don’t believe it is possible… to see a Karoo lion after so many visits… But they are sleeping flat out, useless for photography. After about an hour it warms up, and the haze is bad by now (heat waves), so I know the pictures won’t be sharp, but here are the two new young Kalahari males, with (I guess, cause she is youngish) Megan. And they have been on honeymoon for 3 days, the manager of the restaurant tells me… so new bloodlines in the Karoo lions after all! I wonder what Nossob and Bitterbal will have to say when they find out….!

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Two young lions jostling for possession of Megan while she urinates on the youngest…


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Handsome oldest blonde male!

Sad that I could not hang around till sunset to see them waking up again!

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Friedrich von Hörsten :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Karoo Lions
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Friedrich :gflower: thank you! I visit the Karoo Park frequently and have only seen "our" beauties once. But on that occasion they were mating too and it was possible to spend a whole afternoon watching them.


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 Post subject: Re: Karoo Lions
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Wow Friedrich what an amazing sighting!!! :dance: :dance: :dance: I'm so glad for your sake!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

Thank you so much for sharing!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Karoo Lions
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I am presently in the park (since Saturday 11 Oct). I was also fortunate to see the mating lions on Sunday - but only saw the one male together with the female. The previous night they roared near to the camp. It was so near, it sounded as if the are inside the camp.

The (extremely dry) park had some most welcome soaking rain since early this morning. Thanks to the wet ground, we saw fresh tracks of a single lion near Doornhoek this morning - but it disappeared towards the river. No matter how slowly we drove, trying to spot it - our effort was not good enough.

Somebody apparently had 3 different sightings on the Potlekkertjie Loop (between Rooivalle and Doornhoek) on Tuesday. True??? I won't be able to tell. It just sounds too good to be true.

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 Post subject: Re: Karoo Lions
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Great news. I've just read an article in the latest "WILD" magazine where the writer said on a recent visit he'd heard lions roar just beyond the fence at night whilst he was in the campsite - just like you've reported, Stoffel. I thought that it may have been bit of poetic licence commonly used at the start of an article to grab the reader's attention, so I was about to grab a pinch of salt...... Seems like I'd better make tracks to Karoo and take my camera. Things are looking up there it seems!!


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 Post subject: Re: Karoo Lions
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A gemsbok was caught 4 km from Doornhoek picnic site (Klipspringer Pass direction) Thursday night/Friday morning - 30 yards from the road. Two lionesses were lying next to the road the whole day. It was the first traffic jam I experienced in my more than 50 visits to the park.

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