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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby Addo Elephant » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:45 am

Guides saw Kalahari in Wayne's Valley about 2 weeks ago having a fight with Kamkwa and Gina. Nossob and Bitterbal were on the opposite hill but didn't seem interested in the fight. Tsama was also seen in that same week at Marion Baree.
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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby Peter Betts » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:16 pm

Addo Elephant wrote:Guides saw Kalahari in Wayne's Valley about 2 weeks ago having a fight with Kamkwa and Gina. Nossob and Bitterbal were on the opposite hill but didn't seem interested in the fight. Tsama was also seen in that same week at Marion Baree.


Thanks for this update on Tsama and his buddy Megan..much appreciated

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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby Peter Betts » Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:15 pm

Its Awesome to have a lion walk unwavering towards you

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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby carolynn » Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:37 pm

I am so envious of your addo lion sighting, but even more so of the fact that you are no doubt busy packing for your trip to kruger! Hope you have a good trip and we wait in anticipation for your lovely photos and trip report! What route do you take to get to kruger?
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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby Pumbaa » Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:13 pm

Thanks once more Peter 8)

It is always a pleasure to watch your beautiful lion pictures :dance: :dance: :dance: They are always making my day

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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby Peter Betts » Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:36 pm

carolynn wrote:I am so envious of your addo lion sighting, but even more so of the fact that you are no doubt busy packing for your trip to kruger! Hope you have a good trip and we wait in anticipation for your lovely photos and trip report! What route do you take to get to kruger?


Thanks Pumbaa and Carolynn..Ja the Trailer is packed ...we go to Pretoria always to Jane's Mom and then we drive via Middelburg Belfast Dullstroom, Lydenburg, Ohrigstad, Phalaborwa...Letaba.... A year is a long time to wait..When we lived in JHB it was 7 trips a year :shock:
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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby Megzy » Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:52 pm

Hello, I visited the Addo for the first time this weekend in anticipation in seeing elephants and bird life. I was not going to get my hopes up on seeing a lion. 8) However, on the road between Marion Baree and the south gate at 10am, we spotted a lioness walking in the road and causing traffic jam. :dance: She was walking in a north direction up the road, her eyes shifting to a pair of grazing Kudu not too far off. She was in a down-wind and they obviously had not sensed her yet. However, it seemed unlikely that she would attempt to take down a kudu on her own. She decided to lazily lie down in the middle of the road, proving good photo opportunities. :cam: Then she was on the move again, unperturbed by the vehicles that surrounded her. Her eyes were focused, you could see that she was on the hunt. :hmz:

We were lucky enough to have her walk right next to our vehicle, and we quickly turned around. :mrgreen: She left the road and stood fixated on the bush very close to us. As we got in line with her we saw directly in front of her, was a large warthog. Holding a death stare, she jerked slightly and the warthog was off, crunching of bushes and then the squeals of a little warthog running out of the bush down the road, filled the air with a rush. :popcorn: Everyone waited in anticipation to hear if a successful kill had been made, and a slight pity came over one thinking about the baby who would probably lose its mother. The circle of life. However, she soon reappeared from the thicket, obviously an unsuccessful attempt. We watched her for a few minutes as she stalked back into the bush leaving everyone enthralled. :dance:

I tried to identify her with the pictures that were posted, but I just wanted to ask if I am correct in assuming that this is Gina? :huh: I also wanted to ask if anyone else thinks that she could be pregnant, as she has a swollen belly and was hunting alone? Or is that type of behavior typical of Addo lion? :thumbs_up:

Would be great to get some feedback, please excuse my beginner photography, they are mainly memory shots for myself and do not live up to the other beautiful pictures posted on the forum. :redface:

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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby Peter Betts » Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:39 pm

Hi Megsy..you sound like you had a fantastic sighting of a lioness actually hunting. I think you forgot to post your picture and we would all love to see it. Did she have a collar as 1 of the 4 lionesses didnt have a collar the last time I saw her
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Re: My name is Nossob

Unread postby GavinW » Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:42 am

We saw these two guys in Feb 2007 near Carols Rest. Can anyone ID them for me? Would love to know if one is also Nossob
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Re: My name is Nossob

Unread postby Peter Betts » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:38 am

Fantastic Gavin...Kalahari in front and Tsama at the back..never seen them there :D
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Re: My name is Nossob

Unread postby GavinW » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:56 am

Peter here is a pic to show you exactly where they were! Thanks for your reply
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Re: My name is Nossob

Unread postby Peter Betts » Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:20 pm

Gee another lovely pic of Kalahari looking glam as usual..but this is not at Carol's rest ...instead by Zuurkop on the plains about 3kms from Carol's Rest
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Re: My name is Nossob

Unread postby GavinW » Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:41 pm

Hi Peter, yes you are correct when you say they were below Zuurkop, however I always thaought of the whole area as being Carols Rest, not just the waterhole a few kms away :redface:
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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby Apple » Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:51 am

I have been having trouble opening Megzy's pics in the above posts so I will probably be asking the same ID questions.
I live so close to the parks Matyholweni entrance and due to work commitments do not get into the park as often as I would like - like every day would be nice - but I am able to "see" what is going on when guests bring back the pics of their adventures into Addo. These are some pics taken on Tuesday of a lioness - Peter, ID please - on the Southern access road.
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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby Addo Elephant » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:31 am

Hi Apple,
This is Gina.
Our guides saw Gina, Kamkwa and the three cubs (2 of Gina's and 1 of Kamkwa's) two days ago, very close to where these pics were taken.
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