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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Sun May 27, 2012 9:08 am

Morning Megan

Thanks for the interesting reply. It makes a lot of sense, especially the inbreeding part. I am also glad that you have relocated some hyenas to keep their numbers down!
I suppose it has been frustrating not to show my school photo club any lions in the past 2 outings (5 days) to Addo, especially since I remember how (relatively) easy it was when the lions had cubs, since they did not move such large distances at a time, and could be spotted more regularly in certain areas.

Obviously you won't answer for a while, but if you read this one day, I am still curious about the warthogs in Addo -- you culled about 400? during the drought 2 years ago, and I can see the effect in the Main game viewing area. Interestingly, in 3 days we really did not see 1 SMALL piglet in this area, but only a few medium sized ones.
In Matyholweni the opposite was true. On Harvey's loop alone we must have seen 50+ pigs, and 75% of them were teeny piglets! They obviously thrive down there, and maybe the open patches next to the road attract them.
Question: The lions are there, most hyeans hang around Main Camp, and the odd lynx or jackal could catch a piglet. Are there enough predators down there to keep their numbers in check?

Thanks again and God bless,

Friedrich von Horsten
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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby kellyee21 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:29 pm

Hello,

we saw this lovely lady on June 5 around 11am on the Vulkani loop. Can someone help me with her name ? Just a bit later at the 37/38 juntion there had been 2 young males with their warthog kill, but they had dragged it off by the time we got there and could no longer be seen. Thanks in advance !

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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby Addo Elephant » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:27 am

Hi kellyee,
Lovely photos! This looks like Aardlam - she is missing the black tip to her tail. Aardlam is one of the original 6 lions that were translocated here from the Kgalagadi.
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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby kellyee21 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:22 pm

Thanks so much for your reply Megan, I thought it might be but I wasn't sure if any of her offspring had the same white tail. We really didn't go expecting to see lions so this was really a great surprise. Thanks again !

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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby J.J. » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:03 pm

After the rain last Saturday, Gina and her boys must have took mud baths. Even their faces was full of mud.

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Then one of the boys walk through the wet bushes and appear with a cleaner face...

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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby Salva » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:20 am

Man, I love that first shot!
U lacht en U heeft gelijk dat U lacht maar het is niet om mee te lachen

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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby Lionspoon » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:28 am

Brilliant, J.J.!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

But are you sure these are Gina's boys?
They look more like proper adults. :hmz:
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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby Tiko » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:21 pm

Where are the lions keeping these days?Have'nt had any lion news for a while now.

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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby Readles » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:47 pm

We have been in Addo for a couple of days and were lucky enough to see two beautiful male lions on the domkrag loop. We are not experts on the lions in Addo. Would anyone have an who hangs out in this area. It would be interesting to know what lions are still in Addo.
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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby Lionspoon » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:48 am

Only guesswork here, Readles, as last time we were in Addo (March 2012)
all the lions were in the southern section of the park. However, two males
parted from their mum shortly after that, so maybe it's them who establish a new territory. :hmz:

Wonder if they were named by now?
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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:00 pm

Hi Readles,

I haven't seen Addo lions for a while now, but if they were not the two young brothers, then it should be Roy (Megan's brother) who should be a mature black maned lion by now, and Nomad who is older, but lighter maned from what I see in the pictures.
Need to get back to see them myself!
Thanks for sharing, and God bless,

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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby WarthogB » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:34 pm

What a great Park and a pleasure to do duty here :D
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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:15 pm

Oh wow, WB (HP) great pics. Where did you see these guys, on a tourist road?

We are visiting end of Sept, and really hope to see these fellows :D

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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby WarthogB » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:10 am

Sabi009 wrote:
Readles wrote:Hi All

Would anyone possibly know how many lion are left in Addo and which ones?

same here!


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Re: Addo Lions

Unread postby FrontierPR » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:41 pm

We're glad to report that at last census earlier this year, Addo tallied 11 adult lion. Only six hyena were spotted, but there should be more than that - around 17.

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