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Re: S100 pride of 30+ Lions

Unread postby Morkel777 » Wed May 30, 2012 12:51 am

There are actually 2 "Super Prides" of over 20 lions hanging around in the Singita concession to the East of the S90. Sometimes they venture into the "normal Kruger" regions, and those who find them have a sighting of note.
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Re: S100 pride of 30+ Lions

Unread postby wacktazz » Wed May 30, 2012 7:16 am

A few years ago i saw photos of a pride of I think 32 or 34 lions close to the berg en dal rangers' home. Was amazing, but sorry i do not have photos to share
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Re: S100 pride of 30+ Lions

Unread postby GlenD » Wed May 30, 2012 10:29 am

I have seen 20 lions cross the S90, about 5km from the H1-4.

The area is ideal for large prides. Bruce Aiken's book titled "Nightstalk - A Story of a Kruger Pride" (published round about 1984 or '85 I speak under correction), tells a story of a mega pride totalling 39 at its peak who inhabited a larged area just south of the eastern half of the H6, roughly where the Sweni trail camp is located today.

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Re: S100 pride of 30+ Lions

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Wed May 30, 2012 10:48 am

Nicolette wrote:Hi

Where exactly on the S100 is the waterhole you are talking about? Just so I get the feeling of where it might be.

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The waterhole is the first s100 waterhole. I'm guessing about 6km East of the main road :thumbs_up:

Thanks for sharing Granjan!! Great pic :clap: Those were the smallies I was referring to in Flutterby's TR :D In September and October last year the cubs were being seen on the S100. The moms must have been somewhere :shock:

If I'm not mistaken Glen, that massive pride south of the H6, is the Singita Pride :D
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Re: S100 pride of 30+ Lions

Unread postby GlenD » Wed May 30, 2012 10:54 am

Hey cheetah2111
I think the Singita pride was/is to the east of the S41 if I recall correctly :hmz: .
The mega pride I was referring to existed round about 1984.

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Re: S100 pride of 30+ Lions

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Wed May 30, 2012 11:25 am

Well at the 'end' of the H6 when you go left its the S41, and if you go right onto the S37 Trichard Road, the Singita concession camp is a little bit onto the S37 :thumbs_up:

If you remember my March 2011 trip report I saw 6 Males on the H6 who attacked another male.
Other Mites have other footage of these 6 males attacking males and females on different occasions on the S41.
People were saying that these nomadic brothers grew up in the Singita Mega pride with a history of violence. The males were pushed out of the pride and became the thugs on the block.

Here are four lying in the road
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Another comes from the grass on the right
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And the BIG BOSS comes out of the grass right next to me!
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I am uploading the video of the fight to YouTube now.
Will put it up soon :thumbs_up:
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Re: S100 pride of 30+ Lions

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Wed May 30, 2012 12:53 pm

Okay I've uploaded the video. Its pretty poor :slap:
And I'm sorry I will keep my mouth shut next time I take a vid :redface:
Needless to say, the vid does not capture the moment!
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Re: S100 pride of 30+ Lions

Unread postby ekoppen » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:32 am

S 100 18 cubs, 4 females
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Re: S100 pride of 30+ Lions

Unread postby James of the Jungle » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:09 am

What a spectacular sighting ekoppen :thumbs_up:

We experienced a very similar sighting in December 2011.
We were sitting at the Gudzani water hole (at the far end of the S100 where it meets the S41) when 4 lioness and 10 - 15 cubs came out of the bush and made their way down to the waters edge for a drink.
They all had very round bellies and it was clear that they were thirsty after a long night's feeding.

The cubs were definitely smaller than those in your clip so I wonder if it was the same pride??? :hmz:

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Re: S100 pride of 30+ Lions

Unread postby James of the Jungle » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:18 am

How many prides are there said to be in and around the S100? or is it just this mega pride and a few coalitions of outcast males on the fringes of the mega pride's territory?

How big is this mega prides territory? :hmz:

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Re: S100 pride of 30+ Lions

Unread postby Nicolette » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:16 am

Was blessed saw Mega pride at least pa5rt of it. Saw 8 cubs the others were down the bank eating.
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Re: Lion kittens on road H1-3

Unread postby ekoppen » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:35 pm

Thank you.
You are certainly welcome to be my shadow but I have an idea that I might do quite well being yours too.
If you enjoyed the kittens you might enjoy a preview of "The cubs of S100" as well.
It still needs some fine tuning.

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Re: Lion kittens on road H1-3

Unread postby threedogs » Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:12 am

What an absolute joy it has been watching this superb footage (and beautifully filmed too!)!! Thank you so much! :clap: :clap:
The interaction between them all was a delight to witness. :D
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Re: S100 pride of 30+ Lions

Unread postby PetraJ » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:53 am

This is what Scipio was talking about, actually also in the next installment in my TR. This was only part of them while hunting

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Re: S100 pride of 30+ Lions

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:57 pm

The mega pride has been spotted more often on the S41 Gudzani road 8)
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