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Re: Lion

Unread postby kallis1786 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:31 am

WOW, Leeukos.

Some Amazing pics there. I love them to bits. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: 9 male lions on H7

Unread postby timbo » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:37 pm

Sounds like another coalition like the mapago boys who cause absolute havoc in mala mala, sabi sabi and sabi sands and perhaps even in kruger for a bit.

6 male lions who controlled 3 or 4 prides and could be more

i think this coalition will split up over time, even the mapogos split eventually in 3 seperate unites, 3 in one, 2 in another and 1 by himself. they were eventually killed off by nomadic male coalitions
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Male lions on S28/H4-2 intersection

Unread postby garrow » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:21 am

Hi

On the 17th December we found 3 big male lions and 1 lioness at the S28/H4-2 intersection on the Lower Sabie side. We also saw them again on the 20th at the same place. Would these lions be part of the Duke pride. I saw the Duke pride on a kill in October at Duke's waterhole and then there was only one male. In May I also saw the Duke pride at the intersection on the S28 where you turn off to Duke's windmill and then there were 2 males. Would these males that we saw on the 17th and 20th December be part of the Duke pride?

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Re: Male lions on S28/H4-2 intersection

Unread postby johanrebel » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:03 pm

Well, was the one male you saw at the waterhole also one of the three you saw at the intersection? That should answer your question.

I don't see how anybody else can.

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Re: Male lions on S28/H4-2 intersection

Unread postby garrow » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:00 am

Hi Timbo

Here are pics of two of the three male lions.



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Re: Lion

Unread postby bondm » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:25 pm

Thanks saraf for the link.

I was told about the siting on the 26th November, so it was obviously a different occasion. However a superb picture and next trip I will be looking in trees for lions as well as leopards. It could possibly be the same pride and obviously occurs on fairly regular occasions.

Thanks again. bondm UK

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Re: Lion

Unread postby Massimo » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:21 pm

Hope you enjoy them :) some lions i have seen in kruger :)

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Beautiful Show of Dominance by a Huge Male Lion!

Unread postby ossendryver » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:25 pm

An amazing show by a male lion
Including some amazing sets of roaring.

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W4tvYHZEpw[/video]

I saw this on my last trip to Kruger on the 14th of January 2013

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Re: Beautiful Show of Dominance by a Huge Male Lion!

Unread postby Elsa » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:22 pm

Fantastic sound! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Lion

Unread postby vinkie » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:27 pm

Wonderful pictures Massimo :thumbs_up: :clap:

especially the last one of the cub so cute… :mrgreen: 8)
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Re: Beautiful Show of Dominance by a Huge Male Lion!

Unread postby Foxy » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:15 pm

Great video Nadav.

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Re: Beautiful Show of Dominance by a Huge Male Lion!

Unread postby okie » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:52 pm

Very nice sighting and video :clap:
But , lets face it , this is not a dominant lion . He is quite thin , his coat is dull , his ribs and spine are showing , and he looks hungry . Probably outcast from a pride that was taken over by a dominant male . Those are rather plaintive roars from a lonely lion :cry:
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Re: Beautiful Show of Dominance by a Huge Male Lion!

Unread postby okie » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:46 pm

MM, this pic was taken on 24th September 2010 , of a DOMINANT male roaring after showing three females that he's the boss . We were 10/15 meters away , and I can assure you , the earth shook !

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Compare this guy's body-language ( and his well filled belly ) :doh:
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Re: Beautiful Show of Dominance by a Huge Male Lion!

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:32 pm

Dominant male or not - still an awesome sighting and always a thrilling experience to see and hear a lion roaring! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Beautiful Show of Dominance by a Huge Male Lion!

Unread postby jasond » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:20 pm

yes this is a dominant male, he is 1 of the 3 Toulon males that are dominant around Maroela Loop NE of Skukuza. He is the most dominant of the 3 and these 3 have been dominant males in southern Sabi Sands from mid 2009 thru early 2011 and then became dominant around Skukuza areas from mid/late 2011 until present. They are very handsome boys.


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