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Re: No Battle At Kruger - Lion SNEEZES Its Opportunity To Ki

Unread post by ossendryver » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:21 pm

Thanks, It was really hard.
We watched them for over a half an hour doing nothing and then with in 10 minutes this all went on.
That probably caught me by surprise and started the adrenaline

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I think that makes sense.
If she was REALLY hungry she would of most probably kept in that sneeze!

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Re: Lion

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Re: Lion

Unread post by bornfree » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:10 am

Buffalo_Soldier :clap: :clap:
Thanks for sharing, your lions are just beautiful.

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Re: Lion

Unread post by onewithnature » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:19 am

Buffalo Soldier, Crested Val ... beautiful cats! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lion

Unread post by Meerkitty » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:27 pm

Superb pics Crested Val and Buffalo_Soldier :thumbs_up:
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Re: Lion

Unread post by buffalo_soldier » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:26 pm

A mating pair on the doispane road....

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Re: Satara Sightings

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[url][/url]ImageHere is one of my best sightings on the S100
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Re: Lion

Unread post by Leeukos » Wed May 16, 2012 7:54 pm

A Lion sleeping on the H1-2 road just outside of Skukuza in the Kruger National Park.

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The roar of a male lion can be heard from a distance of, as much as, eight kilometers.
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"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
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Re: Lion

Unread post by Leeukos » Wed May 16, 2012 7:56 pm

A Lion sleeping on the H1-2 road just outside of Skukuza in the Kruger National Park.

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Did You Know? :hmz:
The record weight of a male lion in the Kruger National Park is 225 kg. (Avg lion weight is 190 kg.)
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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
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Re: Lion

Unread post by Leeukos » Wed May 16, 2012 7:58 pm

A Lion sleeping on the H1-2 road just outside of Skukuza in the Kruger National Park.

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Did You Know? :hmz:
The weight record of a male lion, is that of a lion from Mount Kenia that weighed 272 kg. (Avg lion weight is 190 kg.)
"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Lion

Unread post by Meerkitty » Wed May 16, 2012 8:05 pm

Thanks for sharing the pics Leeukos, and the interesting facts as well :thumbs_up:
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Re: Lion

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Wed May 16, 2012 11:09 pm

Are you sure about the fact of the heaviest weighed Kruger Lion? :wink:
The Sable Pride Male weighs higher than that :wink:
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Re: Lion

Unread post by Leeukos » Thu May 17, 2012 6:00 am

Hi Cheetah. Yes, I got these facts of lions from a book called ... :whistle: (Don't know if we may name books on this site...)

The book was printed in December 2010 which means the information can already be a few years old.

What does the Sable Pride lion currently weigh ?? :hmz:
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Re: Lion

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Thu May 17, 2012 1:41 pm

:lol: I'm sure the book's name is not a problem.
But in any case the Sable pride male was weighed a few years ago. Maybe 2008 or 2009 region. And he was a giant among lions. I wish I knew the exact weight. Around 200kg's when he still had quite a lot of growing to do! Some of the younger elephants have fallen prey to the Sable Pride with this huge male!
So I am quite sure your book was correct!
However I suspect that the Sable Pride male overtook 225kgs. I wonder if he still lives? :hmz: Without the proof of weighing him we will never know though! Just interesting 8)
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Re: Lion

Unread post by Mant » Thu May 17, 2012 9:31 pm

Hi,

We saw these mating pair of lions on the H4-1 near Skukuza.

A very nice specimen, definately the King of the Beasts.

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Here is the female

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