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Re: Lions in the Mountain Zebra Park

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:35 pm

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Great sighting thank you for sharing!!!
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Re: Lions in the Mountain Zebra Park

Unread postby DP » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:51 am

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Thought we would share with you, they are in very good condition.
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Re: Lions in the Mountain Zebra Park

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:03 am

Wow they look great!!! Thank you for sharing!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lions in the Mountain Zebra Park

Unread postby Philip1 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:16 am

:thanx: All for great pics and info re stunning MZP.-----Mountain zebra...for sharing. :great:
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Re: Lions in the Mountain Zebra Park

Unread postby Hippotragus » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:24 pm

We were recently in MZP and had the good fortune to have the two males all to ourselves at very close range! They are indeed looking very good.

One interesting thing (to us, anyway) was the distance they cover each 24 hours. We saw them at the Weltevredekloof picnic site (5 meters outside the fence!) at 5.30 p.m. - the next morning they were reported to be up the top of the Kranskop Loop - the following morning (6.10 a.m.)I saw them beside the main access road, near the beginning of the Umgeni 4x4 track (I later heard they had crossed the road and gone up the 4x4 track). That is quite a distance travelled, including going up one of the mountains.

We did not see the female, though a staff member did say she had been around the Doornhoek Dam area one day.
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Re: Lions in the Mountain Zebra Park

Unread postby NixB » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:59 pm

We visited MZP park yesterday and saw the the two male lions!

We watched them for about an hour. They slept the entire time. Lol. But it was totally worth it.

Hoping to visit again soon. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Lions in the Mountain Zebra Park

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:55 am

Hi NixB and a warm welcome to the forum!! :gflower: :gflower:

Wonderful news and thank you so much for sharing........... :thumbs_up:
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Re: Lions in the Mountain Zebra Park

Unread postby gerharddb » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:46 pm

Spent a night at MZP on the 22nd of Dec and LOVED it! Its a precious little gem of a park. And on our departure, about 500m from the gate, we saw a lone lioness. Some distance in but atleast we could watch her for about 30 mins.
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Re: Lions in the Mountain Zebra Park

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:40 pm

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It is a great park!! So glad you got to see one of the lions!!! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Lions in the Mountain Zebra Park

Unread postby MZNP_Guides » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:46 pm

Greetings from Mountain Zebra Park!

My name is Charl Lyell and I have taken over Michael's position in Mountain Zebra. I will keep you posted from time to time on the lions in MZNP.

The two males and the female have been doing very well and are often seen by guests and on guided drives. The two males in particular have grown a lot and their manes are coming along nicely. The female are seen from time to time in their company but mostly prefers to do her own thing. They seem to favour the areas along the Wilgerboom River, Rooiplaat and on the 4x4 trails. All three have been in the vicinity of the Rest Camp and guest house in the past 3 days. The female killed an adult eland close to the Doornhoek dam by the guesthouse on the past weekend. It seems that the 2 males also killed something in the thicket along the main road just before the Rest Camp.

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Re: Lions in the Mountain Zebra Park

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:32 pm

Hi Charl,

Very good to hear from you. Thanks. We love getting good news from our own parks in the Cape provinces!

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Re: Lions in the Mountain Zebra Park

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:19 am

Great news!! Thank you for taking the time to keep us up to date!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lions in the Mountain Zebra Park

Unread postby Roberto Betta » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:54 pm

Male Lions I managed to photograph over the Easter week-end at MZNP.

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Re: Lions in the Mountain Zebra Park

Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:09 pm

Wow, beautiful photos! Lucky to see the lions too!
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Re: Lions in the Mountain Zebra Park

Unread postby lion queen » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:53 pm

Wow what a great sighting!! :dance: :dance: :dance: Well done and thank you so much for sharing this with us!! :thumbs_up:
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