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 Post subject: Re: Lion
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:17 am 
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Some very exciting news under Frontier Parks, but nobody seems to notice, so I repeat it here:

2 NEW YOUNG MALE KGALAGADI LIONS HAVE ARRIVED IN KAROO NATIONAL PARK!

"Leaping Lizards, you made my day!

I immediately phoned the park to check the facts, and you are so right!
Two young MALE LIONS imported from the Kgalagadi! They do not have manes yet, so are subadult/adult I would guess about 2 years old??
:dance: :dance: for each one of them! I suppose to bring new genetic variety to the Karoo when the old males need replacing...

Further good news. They suspect one of the younger females has already given birth to at least 1 cub -- small tracks/spoor were picked up by the rangers. So far no sightings, but can't be older females since they are still on contraceptives!

This is serious in-breeding (unless the Dad was the other male...), but hopefully the new young males can sort matters like this out in the future!

I am going past Karoo NP next week -- still never seen a lion there. Will it be my lucky day?

God bless and thanks a million for the good news,"

Friedrich von Hörsten

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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Did You Know? :hmz:
Lions do not chew their food, the tear chunks off and swallow it.

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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The tongue of a lion is like sandpaper which enables them to scrape the flesh from the bones of their prey.

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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At the tip of a lions tail, below the black hair is a sharp claw. The bones within the tail at the end grows together to form this claw...

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 Post subject: Re: 9 male lions on H7
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We came across these gentlemen in January, on the H7 near Bobbejaanskraans.
Not sure if they are from the same coalition.

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 Post subject: Re: 9 male lions on H7
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Interesting topic. We think we saw this coalition in 2010. It was a very wet morning and we were driving from Satara to Orpen along the H7. There was a guy in front of us who stopped, made a u-turn and raced away. He was gone in a flash, I had no chance to get his attention to turn around - he gave up on the H7 literally metres from where the lions were lying next to the road in long grass. :lol: Three we could get on a photo, and we stopped counting at 5. There were obviously more.

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 Post subject: Re: 9 male lions on H7
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Mitch - looks like them. Mixture of sub-adult and fully-grown adult males. They seem to hang out in that area and further up into Timbavati Reserve.

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