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Re: Help to insert pics

Unread post by Yorkie » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:29 pm

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Blind (blue) eyed Lions

Unread post by big5spotter » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:44 pm

Can anyone shed some light on the situation?
During my last 2 visits to Kruger I saw lions that have a BLUE eye.On both occations it was near Lower Sabie.
The male was on the S28
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The female was on the H4-1
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Can anyone tell me what happened?My only guess is a Mozambique spitting cobra.
If you have seen a similar lion let me know where it was and if you have any pic's that would be awsome.
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Re: Blind (blue) eyed Lions

Unread post by DuQues » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:53 pm

The female is a known one I think. Have a look through the lionstopic, you'll see more photos of her.
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Re: Lion

Unread post by Mike1916 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:54 pm

Here is a pic Richprins asked me to post here :thumbs_up:

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Re: Blind (blue) eyed Lions

Unread post by bushguy » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:01 pm

An eye that is dammaged (no matter what the dammage) usually responds in the same way: Inflamation and healing with the laying down of scar tissue which looks blue . These look like the cornea is blue, so one cannot see inside the eye itself to see if there is something in there. Generaly if eyes "go blue" due to a systemic disease, then both would be affected. This indicates that these lions have had trauma of sorts to the affected eye. Not sure if a cobra spit would affect the eye that much! These eyes have been affected for a long time , as there is no active inflamation visible.
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Re: Lion

Unread post by bornfree » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:40 am

NICE!!!
Could we know where this one was taken?

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Re: Blind (blue) eyed Lions

Unread post by bushguy » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:06 am

So would you say they might have been in a fight and got a claw in the eye or a thorn might have got in their eyes because both was close to lower sabie where there are allot of thorny bush?


Not sure about the thorns, more likely fighting. Although I have seen a horse with a piece of twig in it's eye from running into a tree. Investigation of the camp it was in revealed several well grazed dagga (Marijuana) bushes! Seen any of those around LS? :wink:
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Re: Lion

Unread post by big5spotter » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:22 am

Hi bornfree it was on the H7 but go and read the topic ' Male lions hunting buffalo ' there is more info on it!
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Re: Lion

Unread post by Richprins » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:32 pm

Thank you, Mike!

The reason I am curious is the presence of a single adult female amongst a group of males!

One cannot assume she was being mated by one of them, as the "pair" generally do not hunt during the days-long mating process... :?

The males killed a bufalo nearby, by the way.

If these are pride males rather than nomads, where was the rest of the pride?

Maybe they pitched up at night?

Anyone else see this, or have any ideas? :hmz:

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Re: Lion

Unread post by big5spotter » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:53 pm

Check the topic 'Male lions hunting buffalo' I saw how they caught it.The next morning it was the 3 males and a single female.As we were looking at them the next morning a car came by and said they just saw a few lions cross the road about 2km back from where we were at the kill.

They look to big and fit to be nomads.Nomads are usually younger.And surely they have enough bulk to over power a single adult male even 2 males! Nature is unpredictable.Maybe the rest of the pride was in the bushes.The 1 male got up and walked a few meters and laid down and we didn't see him again!
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Re: Lion

Unread post by o-dog » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:45 pm

In the Sabi Sands there are the ocassional nomads passing through and have seen and heard of more than one large grouping consisting of 2 or more males and single females.
THere were also prides or should I say pride remnants consisting of just 1 female. There were 2 such 'prides' that occured on Mala Mala 2006.
These females may joing up with nomad males are even with males that have a territory. Territorial Males also see them as breeding opportunities so will carry out the same associations as with large prides of females.
Also perhaps the female has for example cubs in the area and the males killed close by and she has come to join in on a close and relatively easy meal.
Have also seen a number of times where breeding pairs have brought down their own food and fed and mated over hte same period of time.

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Re: Lion

Unread post by Richprins » Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:36 pm

o-dog wrote:Have also seen a number of times where breeding pairs have brought down their own food and fed and mated over the same period of time.


Thanks for that info, o-dog! :thumbs_up:

Do you think there is a difference in long-term pride behaviour between Kruger and the adjacent Private Reserves...? :)

A difficult question, I know! :wink:

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Re: Lion

Unread post by Siobain » Sat May 02, 2009 1:30 pm

Just one of my favorite pics,

Not in Kruger though.

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They look so relaxed together.

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Re: Lion

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Sat May 02, 2009 3:27 pm

Great pic!!! :clap:
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Re: Lions with weird eyes.

Unread post by Sable 2 » Sat May 02, 2009 3:40 pm

I am just wondering if this might be a clinical sign of TB!
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