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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:13 pm 
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Siobain wrote:
This Lioness was not completely white, however she was much lighter than
the other Lions. We saw her on the H1-4 near he S127 Timbavati turn-off
in October last year.


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Sorry quality of the pics is not that good as they were quite far in.

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guys saw this female(pretty sure the same female) on 28 oct +- 14:00 on s36 600m from shingawneni(spelling) water hole with 2 huge males and 2 other females


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 Post subject: Re: White Lion s36 28/10/09
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http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=32364&p=920143#p920143

this seems to be the female, they were about 20-30m off the road


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 Post subject: Re: White Lion s36 28/10/09
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A white lion and no camera :wall: you must be joking :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: White Lion s36 28/10/09
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A white lion and no camera :wall: you must be joking :whistle:


No Elephus.... he was JOEKIN :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: White Lion s36 28/10/09
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Thanks Joe. Stunning sighting.

Wonderful intel as well. Now the human population around Timbavati is going to explode. Everyone in the park is probably en route ther right now and for the next three months that place is going to be busier than Lower Sabie. :wall:

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 Post subject: Re: White Lion s36 28/10/09
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Joekin fabulous!!! The white gene must be prevalent up there still - two white lions were part of a litter born mid-year at Ntsiri, a private game reserve adjacent to the park a little north of the Timbavati area. They have had great sightings of the cubs there - I think the litter was 5 cubs and the white cubs were quite a bit smaller than the tawnys. Certainly a lifetime sighting! :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: White Lion s36 28/10/09
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Great sighting Joekin, pity about the lack of camera!!! Would love to see this female sometime :D

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 Post subject: Re: White Lion s36 28/10/09
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I showed the 2 males to some americans that had just driven past them. Left the americans there with their big lens camera etc taking pics. So maybe they got some pics of the females and will read this and post.


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 Post subject: Re: White Lion s36 28/10/09
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I sure hope so :D

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 Post subject: Re: White Lion s36 28/10/09
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Spectacular sighting :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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i have just ended a three year stint working in the northern timbavati, and the most disapointing thing about leaving was the sudden arrival of a pride of lions with two white cubs! we initially suspected them to be from a non-comercial eastern section of the reserve where the camp staff have mentioned the presence of white lions, and based on their initial behaviour of moving to and from the eastern section seemed to back this up...the only strange thing was the fact that they were very relaxed with vehicles, which shouldnt be the case if they came from the quiet eastern section...we now think that they are a pride of lions from Ntsiri (umbabat. just north of the timbavati) called the timbavati pride, and that would explain a lot...the reason for suddenly shifting their territory 15-20km south ws the arrival of three young male lions that had already killed off our old resident pride....the two timbavati lionesses and their four cubs probably ran east, then south, then moved back west adn werent pushed out of the area where they now reside as the sohebele pride had been killed by these three new males...

long story short, there are two healthy, 10 month old cubs living in the northern timbavati and are providing guests of the private lodges sightings on an almost daily basis...you just got to love Mother Nature...we were so upset that our lion pride had been killed, but knew that eventually new lions would move into the area...just didnt think it would happen so quickly, and only ever dreamt it would be the white pride form the north!!!

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 Post subject: Re: White Lion s36 28/10/09
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those white lions from ntsiri appear to have been chased deeper south into the timbavati after three muderous male lions moved into the area...the cubs must be about 10 months old, and both white lions are still alive and doing very well in the area frequented my the private lodges of the northern timbavati (motswari, kings camp)...they are currently being viewed on a daily basis, and are quite unbelievable to see in the wild...i hope they never release captive or 'semi-wild' bred white lions into the reserve...the gene is there, let mother nature do her own thing...

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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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Awesome news and wonderful photos.
Thank you

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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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welcome to the forums, the chad! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

Awesome pictures!! :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: very special too. Must have been quite something working in the bush :)

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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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:dance: Saw an article on them in the Kruger Park Times recently! Thank you for the photos! These are true white lions and not albinos! It shows you, the genes are there, in the local population! :dance:

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