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Lion identification: Nossob North and others

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Re: THE MANE BROTHERS

Unread post by Kgalagadi Guru » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:52 am

Morning all,

@Dwyka3,

Welcome to the Forum, hope you will have a great time here.

The two males you refer to in your pictures have been hanging around in the southern part for quite a while now, they are normally seen from Leeuwdrill to Houmoed.
The brand marks on the lions you see on some of the lions in the park are those of lions who have transgressed outside the park.
Once they were darted and brought back into the park they are brand marked so that management can keep record on the lions which leaves the park. Each lion which has to be brought back will have a different brand mark for identification purposes.

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Re: THE MANE BROTHERS

Unread post by john222333 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:34 am

These look amazingly like the 2 brothers we saw at the picnic site, junction of the North Dunes Road as it reaches the Nossob river valley. In fact I am pretty certain it is them. But that is a long way !!! We saw them about 22 March 2012.
What stunned us was the size of the elder brother. When he stood up we were taken aback. tallest lion I have ever seen.

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Re: THE MANE BROTHERS

Unread post by Dwyka3 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:06 pm

John222333

Any pics of the two male lions you saw?! Would luv to see!
If it is the same lions, I agree with you, the blonder of the two was eeennnooormous!!
When he stood up behind the bushes, I was speechless, never have I seen a bigger one!!
Absolutely gorgeous, very high on the legs, quite lean at the time.
Maybe they are nomads roaming around looking for a pride to take over.
Dr. Philip Stander who runs the Desert Lion Project in the Kaokoveld of Namibia,
recorderd that one male lion walked the distance of 90 km in 48 hours!!

Interested in the Desert Lion Project?
The Desert Lion Project had quite a setback recently due to the coldblooded shooting of adult males by trophy hunters. Only about two remained. Three lionesses now have given birth to five cubs and all five
are males! Isn't nature extraordinary? What man has taken out, nature is giving back.
How can you ever look into those yellow eyes and lift a gun?!!

If you or any of the other forum members are interested in the Desert Lion Project, go to:
www.desert lion.com
It is really worthwhile to follow!

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Nossob Brothers

Unread post by Lionspoon » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:39 pm

I'm desperately trying to find out whether I got to see 'my' Mr. Handsome from Nossob again on our last trip. But the photos I have to compare to aren't totally informative. :slap: So I would like to ask all of you crazy KTP lovers (I'm allowed to say that - I'm crazy myself :lol: ) to please post some photos here, if you got some of the Nossob Brothers. Pretty please? :mrgreen:

*edit* Oh, and I have been throught the Lions of the Kgalagadi thread several times now, but even though there are some photos of them, I'm still not sure yet. :doh:
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Re: Nossob Brothers

Unread post by frisian » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:45 pm

Hi Lionspoon,
these photo is taken on the last day of 2012 from our Christmas/New-Year-Trip:

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in Kruger in August 2007, Oktober 2008, Oktober 2009, March 2011, March 2012 and Christmas in 2013
Christmas 2012 in KTP!!

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Re: Nossob Brothers

Unread post by Lionspoon » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:55 pm

Thank you, frisian! :gflower: That was basically all that I needed. :thumbs_up:

A beautiful photo regarding the affection but the both of them
don't look all too happy nor too healthy. :? Mr. Handsome looks
as if he was limping? (Right hind leg)

Where did you take this photo? Just outside Nossob?

Now with that photo telling me with 99% certainty that I
did not capture Mr. Handsome nor his brother in October
at Nossob waterhole, I wonder if it is possible that there
are more or less 4 adult males in the greater area.

Does anybody have any information regarding that?
Could it be that the Nossob brothers were dethroned by
some younger males?
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Re: Nossob Brothers

Unread post by anne-marie » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:08 pm

I've got a magnificent male at Nossob... but... not alone... with a female :lol:
will search... I come asap :wink:
I don't know if it can help you :whistle:

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Re: Nossob Brothers

Unread post by frisian » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:03 pm

Where did you take this photo? Just outside Nossob?

Yes, from the birdhide.

Here are some more photos out of the birdhide


http://de.tinypic.com/m/fxf4si/4

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in Kruger in August 2007, Oktober 2008, Oktober 2009, March 2011, March 2012 and Christmas in 2013
Christmas 2012 in KTP!!


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