Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 6 of 6
 [ 90 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: S100 pride of 30+ Lions
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:45 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 10, 2005 11:42 am
Posts: 358
Oct 14, appr. 6:15 am, to be precise :D - I might post more footage of them with my trip report


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: S100 pride of 30+ Lions
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:55 pm
Posts: 9
ice wrote:


could somebody who is more of an expert than I am make an educated guess about the age of these cubs? I filmed on them on the S100 so they might very well be another addition to the Mega Pride.

thanks


Hi Ice. I would say about 6 weeks.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: S100 pride of 30+ Lions
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:21 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 10, 2005 11:42 am
Posts: 358
which would mean that they are probably just on their way to be introduced to the pride


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: S100 pride of 30+ Lions
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:58 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 10, 2005 11:42 am
Posts: 358
here's the initial footage I talked about earlier on

On Friday we were ready to leave to Satara, probably the best place in the park to find big cats. With the 10 o'clock check out deadline we kept our morning drive short: first we tried to find the lions we had spotted the night before (without success), then we headed east again on the tar road. Following the reports at Kruger Sightings we noticed that Sharon and her husband (who has since identified himself as Chris) were seemingly on their way to Satara, too, although they were taking the direct route. And while they found 14 lions, a leopard and cheetah we had to be (and were) happy with a lone hyena on the H3, munching away on her breakfast bone and later a small group of 4 lions, deep on the bushes next to the Vortrekker Road.

On Oct 12 we left Satara camp at 3:45 pm but were quickly stopped by a huge herd of buffalo. While the other cars on both sides of the blockage waited, I decided to drive right through - and neither animals nor machines were hurt or damaged. Had I waited as the others, I would most likely have missed the S100 Mega Pride.

It was difficult to count the animals, since it was still pouring but I am sure there were at least 20 of them. However, it wasn't until back home with the aid of a big monitor that I was able to determine what they were "feasting" on: an impala ram (you can briefly see its head and cervical vertebra ca. 2:32 into the Clip) - not a lot of food for a pride of this size.



Strangely for us, all of a sudden the females and youngsters one after the other got up and left the scene, the first cats in a leisurely pace, the last ones in a rush - it was then that we realized that two males had arrived. I don't know if these guys rule this pride or not but they sure were a sight, obviously in the prime of their lifes.

We stayed with them for almost 45 minutes, the last half hour with no other car - what an encounter! I had of course read about this pride before but to actually see it "live"... a rare treat, I believe, even here at SanParks.org new reports about the pride drop in only every other month.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: S100 pride of 30+ Lions
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:54 am 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:31 pm
Posts: 8786
Location: Ballito, KZN North Coast, South Africa
A fantastic sighting and video clip Ice! :clap:

I agree re the 2 males, they do look in amazing condition. :thumbs_up:

_________________
Where ever you go, go with all your Heart.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: S100/GUDZANI LION PRIDE
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:43 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:21 pm
Posts: 370
Location: Port Elizabeth
There is a large pride of lions regularly seen in the S100/ Gudzani area. When we saw them on Wed 11 September, one of the 9 cubs had a serious injury to its right front leg and was really in a bad way - very thin and not moving about at all like the others. If anyone has seen them subsequently, it would be great to know whether the little one is still managing to keep up with the rest of the pride (9 cubs, 5 youngish males and 3 lactating females- but there could be more that we could not see)

_________________
Live each day as if it's your last... and one day you'll be right!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: S100 Mega Pride
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:09 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 15, 2012 5:08 pm
Posts: 42
Location: Johannesburg
Hi All

Has anyone seen or heard of any sightings of the S100 Mega Pride.
I haven't heard or seen any sightings about them in quite sometime.
If you unaware of the S100 Mega Pride, they are a pride of lions. They consist of around 30+ lions.

I'm heading up to the park in two weeks time for two weeks.
And would love to see them.

Hope to hear some good info that they still around.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: S100 Mega Pride
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:23 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:59 pm
Posts: 8581
Location: Bloemfontein
FAC Member (2013)
I'm sure the Mega pride is around Cole, but as all Kruger sightings it's a case of being at the right place at the right time, I do hope the pride shows itself to you

_________________
Those who have no love in there hearts for animals, have no love in there hearts at all


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: S100 Mega Pride
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:31 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:39 pm
Posts: 77
Location: Hagley,UK
Hi, Cole.
Not sure if the mega pride still exists as one group, more than likely they have split,as lion prides tend to be fluid.
I am doing the Sweni trail 30th July and as this is their area I should find out more info then.
26/27 Biyamiti
28/29 Pretoriuskop
30/31/1Aug Sweni
2/3 Olifants
4/5 Tamboti
6/7 Lower Sabie
8 Satara
9 Hazyview
10/11/12 Napi trail
13 Talamati
14 Mopani
15/16 Shingwedzi
17 Satara
18 Berg en Dahl
19 fly home"..Boo!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: S100 Mega Pride
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:42 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 15, 2012 5:08 pm
Posts: 42
Location: Johannesburg
Super thanks for the reply.
Perhaps I might see them. I'd love to see them again.
I last saw them 2012 in July. Crossed fingers.
Have a good trip as well Afriphile.
I'll be in the park on the 25th July till the 4th August.
Lower Sabie 3 nights, Skukuza 3 nights, Satara 4 nights and back to Skukuza for 3 nights. Then sadly head home.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: S100 pride of 30+ Lions
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:04 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:39 pm
Posts: 77
Location: Hagley,UK
Cheers,Cole.
Happy hunting and I hope you see lots.We may cross paths,will you have your yellow ribbon?We will and in a Fortuner if Avis give me what I booked!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: S100 pride of 30+ Lions
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:24 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 15, 2012 5:08 pm
Posts: 42
Location: Johannesburg
I'll be in a white Toyota Hilux Double cab with a canopy.
I wont have a ribbon sadly, but I'll keep an eye open for you. happy sightings. :D :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: S100 pride of 30+ Lions
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:25 pm 
Offline
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:39 am
Posts: 8346
Location: Pretoria SA
FAC Member (2012)
Great Lion sighting and awesome video, thanks Ice! :clap: :clap:

_________________
"Happiness, I have discovered, is nearly always a rebound from hard work." - David Grayson


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: S100 pride of 30+ Lions
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:02 am 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Quiz Whiz of the Year (2013)
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:22 am
Posts: 20744
Location: Midway between the infinite and the infinitesimal!
Award: Musketeer of the Year, Quiz Whiz of the Year (2012)
Well said, Afriphile; the so-called mega-pride (not the only one, mind you) does alter its numbers according to environmental and leonine dynamics. We did see part of it on the upper reaches of the S100, but that was two-and-a-half years ago (20 cubs and 7 lionesses). Last November, we saw eighteen of them, recognising that most of these had been the cubs we had seen crossing the road eighteen months prior. What had added pizzaz to the original sighting was that it had been around midday and so only one other car was around. If we see them again this November, we'll keep you all posted. :thumbs_up:

_________________
EVERYBODY'S TR!
TR: A NEW DAY IS S-OWN
TR: NECTAREAN NICETIES OF THE NORTH
TR: PRIMEVAL PLEASURE

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." (Groucho Marx)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: S100 pride of 30+ Lions
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:48 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger

Joined: Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:24 pm
Posts: 469
Location: Somerset West
Did that area 4x in the past school holidays, but did not even sniff 1 lion! closest was a small group on the s41.
Hope you have better luck!
God bless,

Friedrich

_________________
``God, I can push the grass apart and lay my finger on your heart'' -- E. St V Millay


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 90 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by swartj at 19:10:55 Submitted by Stampajane at 21:07:12 Submitted by bobbyroger747 at 17:30:58 Submitted by bobbyroger747 at 14:08:36