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Re: New lions for the Karoo?

Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:11 pm

Indeed Sylvester has some buddies :dance:

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Re: New lions for the Karoo?

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:08 pm

:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

Stunning news! Now I'll have to make a plan to get to Karoo!!

Thanks for the photo DB! :gflower:

I do hope they will be best friends soon!
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Re: New lions for the Karoo?

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:34 am

Thank you SO much DB! :D
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Re: New lions for the Karoo?

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:28 am

I did go to Karoo NP this weekend... But missed the lions every day...
Spoke to Brian vd Westhuizen... The new lions are about 4years old, and they hope to start a new pride that will stop Sylvester from running away again.
Could not see them since the female was very aggressive and charged the vehicles of press on Friday biting the fence...
Nossob and Bitterbal are mostly on their own in the west, while the new young males have taken over the pride.
Female Inga? is hiding far in the west, most likely with cubs...
Sounds good!
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Re: New lions for the Karoo?

Unread postby lion queen » Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:04 pm

I'm so glad you went! :thumbs_up:

Thanks for the update! :gflower:
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Re: New lions for the Karoo?

Unread postby Leanawel » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:12 pm

Thank you Friedrich - yes we all hope that they will form a new pride and that poor Sylvester (alias Koning Gamka) will be able to be released from the boma after 3 months :pray:

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Re: New lions for the Karoo?

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Re: Karoo: Lions

Unread postby Nimrod » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:32 pm

Any sightings of the Lions lately?

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Re: Karoo: Lions

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:55 pm

No Nimrod,
I was there last weekend, and they were all on top of the mountain, just east of Klipspringer pass...
The two big males were on the Afsaal loop -- I must have missed them by a few hundred meters... lol.
The young female Inga is hiding in the far west (think she has cubs)... and the 2 new lions + Sylvester are in the boma for another 3 months...
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Re: Karoo: Lions

Unread postby Nimrod » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:44 pm

Hi Friedrich

I have been there 4 times and havent been lucky to see the lions, but the Karoo is a wonderful place. I just love the peace it brings me. I have heard them from our chalet once. Hopefully I will see them next time.

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Re: Karoo: Lions

Unread postby Nimrod » Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:59 pm

My parents slept over in Karoo NP last night for their first time. They arrived at 2pm and went for a quick drive up Klipspringer pass. At the first lookout point where there is a small bench they saw two tourist standing there. They carried on for about 100m and decided to turn around and go back to chalet. When they reached that same bench the tourist were gone and on the opposite side of the road lay a BIG male lion right next to the road!!! You can imagine what went through their minds. At 17:00 they went for another drive and saw two other lions. How lucky is this. I have been there 3 x and not seen any lions. Beginners luck I say. Glad they enjoyed it though.

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Re: Karoo: Lions

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:05 pm

Oh my goodness!!! And wow wow wow!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'm so glad they are so lucky, I'm sure it must have been a wonderful sighting! :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Karoo: Lions

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:28 am

Nimrod,

That is just so cool! Wow! Glad for them... :clap:

Was it one of the blond/reddish maned lions, or the old, black maned ones?

Thanks for sharing and God bless,

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