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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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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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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.)
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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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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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Unread post by Meerkitty » Thu May 17, 2012 9:41 pm

That lion looks massive :big_eyes:
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Unread post by cheetah2111 » Sun May 20, 2012 11:25 pm

You cannot beat the majesty of a mighty male lion :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by Rookie2009 » Tue May 29, 2012 12:28 am

Had this two powerful brothers near the s36 entrance this year:

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Unread post by onewithnature » Tue May 29, 2012 6:33 am

Superb pics, Mant and Rookie. :clap:
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Re: Lion

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Tue May 29, 2012 6:21 pm

Great pictures.

We found this male on the H12 (road other the bridge to join the Tshokwane road)

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and then then the young cubs before the Mantimahle dam

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Re: Lion

Unread post by kallis1786 » Tue May 29, 2012 11:34 pm

Superb pics of the LIONS. Great sightings and loved all of the pics.

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Re: Lion

Unread post by Maargat G » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:23 pm

We found this guy on close to Skukuza this past weekend.
Don't want to give to much away, still have to save something for the TR... :lol:
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Re: Lion

Unread post by kallis1786 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:33 pm

Great pic gerharddb

Really Magnificent Male. He looks like he had a few battles.


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