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Re: 3 Male lions near Skukuza

Unread postby jasond » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:15 pm

Hi Shaheen, do you know what pride the 2 lionesses come from? thanks

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Re: 3 Male lions near Skukuza

Unread postby katmal » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:43 pm

Some pics of the three males

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Re: 3 Male lions near Skukuza

Unread postby PetraJ » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:55 pm

Scipio saw them on a night drive a few days ago approximately 6km south of Skukuza :thumbs_up:

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Re: 3 Male lions near Skukuza

Unread postby shaheen » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:10 pm

@Jasond.. no idea where the females came from..
A buddy of mine saw the males last weekend as well..
Heres a better picture of one of the females.
She was spraying on the side of the road..
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9 male lions on H7

Unread postby whipper » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:11 pm

Hello mites
I had an excellent sighting of about 9 male lions on the H7 between orpen and satara as we were exiting the park..couldnt ask for more and it was sad that we had to leave these boys as time was short and we had a long way to travel and could not spend much more time in the park.
Does anybody know which pride they come from? Or does this pride have a name?

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Re: 9 male lions on h7

Unread postby whipper » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:23 pm

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Re: 9 male lions on h7

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Re: 9 male lions on h7

Unread postby jasond » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:24 pm

These males used to be 11 but 2 were killed by the 6 Matimba males in Manyeleti and were born into the Skybeds/Orpen pride that goes between northern Manyeleti and southern Timbavati.
I know these boys have been spending a lot of time on Ngala in Timbavati and near the Orpen gate area.
I've been following their story as much as I can get info on them

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Re: 3 Male lions near Skukuza

Unread postby Anja Barnard » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:25 am

Hi there,

Does anybody know whether one of these males have a missing canine (left, ). We saw 3 male lions, which we believe are the Toulons, on the Bravo loop on the H4-1 close to Skukuza in December. I later discovered on a video clip that I took of the 3 roaring, that the bigger male only has 1 canine at the bottom and that the left one is missing.

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Re: A heard of lion !

Unread postby 100ponder » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:22 pm

Hi all,

Early June 2012 Lettie and myself found ourselves in Satara for one night.

The campsite was PACKED and eventually a lady [ Cathy Verster ] approached us after we were driving up and down several times looking for a place to pitch out little dome tent which we use for fly camping when staying over for only one night at a time. She kindly guided us to a secluded spot behind their camp and shared their power supply with us.

A little later we joined them for after supper coffee during which they advised us to drive the S100 early the next morning as it was renown for lion.

Well, the next morning we rushed to the gate all set to search for lion, just to find ourselves waiting at the gate with a score of cars ahead of us. What a disappointment it was to find most of these cars turning onto the S100 ahead of us, the road was transformed into a dust bowl ! All lions will now be scared off and fled way into the bush !

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We slowed down to allow the dust to settle and started focusing on photographing frozen impala and frozen guinea fowl.

Soon the taller trees along the road made space for low shrubbery with the odd tree skeleton spread over the veld.

Lettie noticed three such dead trees lining up in an striking line and we stopped for a photo.

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Next moment a lioness popped out of the shrubs right by the nearest tree !

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Soon more, and more, and more lions could be seen moving through the shrubs and then emerging a little further up the road where the ones in the lead seem to linger to plan their next move.

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By now we had lost count of the number of lions moving into and through open spaces in the shrubs.
Twelve were seen entering the shrubs but it seems that more were already in the shrubs or had arrived from further in behind the shrubs.

Soon some started moving ahead through the open savannah along the road. The below mother and son were clearly on a mission that could only lead to an inevitable kill.

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Soon more . . . and more . . . and more lion were pouring onto the open veld and they looked more like a herd of impala. On the next photo eighteen lion can be counted with several more spread out too wide to be in the photo.

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We normally have poor luck in finding lion making this sighting one of the real WOW highlights
of our years of visiting Kruger !

Later that morning, back in Satara we were told that a pride [ rather a herd ] of 24 lion had been seen several times along the S100 - apparently there are also two magnificently maned males. We never saw the two of them, but we certainly saw a sight to behold that day !
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Re: Lion

Unread postby Sharifa » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:31 pm

That's amazing 100ponder :thumbs_up: You never know what bonus you get when you stop.

Wonderful sighting :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Lion

Unread postby Meerkitty » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:12 pm

Lovely pics 100ponder :thumbs_up: I was also up at Maroela in early June ans also heard that there was a massive pride to be found on the s100 :shock:
Pretorius Kop - 26 November
Punda Maria - 27/28 November
Satara - 29 November - 1 December
Maroela - 2/3 December

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Re: Lion

Unread postby leo21 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:06 pm

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Lioness in lower sabie
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Re: Lion

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:39 pm

Great sightings

Few images from the S100

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Re: Lion

Unread postby Oumie » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:18 pm

Mating Pair...
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Giving me the evel eye....
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Croc Bridge 17/4 - 19/4
Lower Sabie 20/4 to 10/5
Satara 11/5 to 17/5
Letaba 18/5 to 24/5
Shingwedzi 25/5 to 31/5
Tsendze 1/6 to 4/6
Satara 5/6 to 7/6
Maroela 8/6 to 11/6


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