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Re: Lions in Mapungubwe

Unread postby lion queen » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:12 am

Wow great news........thanks for sharing Tom............ :thumbs_up:
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Re: Lions in Mapungubwe

Unread postby NetEk » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:23 am

Please please please keep us informed........

Where were the "boys" on the west or eastern side?
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Re: Lions in Mapungubwe

Unread postby Tom124 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:57 pm

@MM, great to be back, thanks!

@giraffee - Unfortunately I missed out on working with Andrei, but I worked very closely with Stuart Quinn, a wonderful man and very talented too. The Duma Boys are collared, so the odds of being shot are very slim, thank goodness. Stuart did tell us about a six month period last year when they lost six lions, which is so tragic. I assume the forums heard about the atrocious killing of over 20 wild dog, and a leopard and wild cat last year.

@LQ - most welcome!

@NetEk - the boys were on the western side of the park, although still quite central.
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Re: Lions in Mapungubwe

Unread postby Scottm » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:58 am

Tom124 wrote:.....The free-roaming lion population was in dire straits less than a decade ago, but there are currently 39 known individuals in the area, including two tagged at Tuli which are now resident in Mapungubwe - the Duma Boys. It was a wonderful experience, ...


The Duma Boys were in Pitsani on the 13th Feb, just across the Limpopo from Mapungubwe (in Botswana). Both looked healthy, although relatively thin and in need of a meal. There were plenty of impala and it would have simply been a matter of time before they took one for supper on that day.

One of them (the collared one), with a broken tooth:
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and for interest, a crop of the area:
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Re: Mapungubwe: Lions

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:32 am

Ouch, that must be sore :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: What a gorgeous picture. Thank you :thumbs_up:
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Re: Mapungubwe: Lions

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:10 am

What a great sighting!!! :clap: :clap:

Thank you so much for sharing!! :gflower:

I have to agree MM that looks ouch!! :(
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