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Adam Bannister

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on The Lions – The Tsalala Young Male

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Karen Gilliam
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Great write up on Solo, he in deed has been thru a lot and is such a survivor. His sisters sure helped take care of him over time as well. You can tell he is BB’s son, she rocks!

Thank you!

Ravi
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Adam it is a Beautifull Account of Solo’s Life,Sometimes in the Wild things are Very Surprising For Humans to Completely Understand as Solo had Been Fathered by Marthly/Split Rock Male(Referred as Scar In Documentary Predators In Peril) Who Was Ousted as Dominant Male by the Same Shaws/Rollercoaster Males and I Remember Solo’s Brother had also been Killed by the Rollercoaster Males but Still Under Tough Conditions the Same Rollercoaster Male Accepted Solo Without Much Hostility !!!!!!

Guillermo Ochoa
Explorer

Wait so the Solo male lion is related to the Mapojos then he is and that makes them half brothers with Solo.

Bader
Member
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I’m just curious…Has he been observed marking territory and roaring his dominance? Or is he laying low?

Linda
Member
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This is one of the most interesting stories so far. I always wonder what would happen if the Sparta Pride and Tsalala Pride met up, what Solo would do to his mother and aunts??? I am not sure of long lasting bonds between lions but this meeting would tell us. Thanks heaps – I am sure these Lions History blogs are alot of work and we very much appreicate them.

Mele
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Good questions Bader , this informations will help to see the real status of Solo . Maybe Adam will rescue us somehow… maybe with new video from recent days with Solo and his mates . I read from weekly sightings that Solo spent much of his time with one Eyerefield male , is this the begining of a coalition?

Lea McDonald
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I enjoyed reading the history on Solo, Adam. It will be interesting to see how he grows into his duty to the pride.

tony wyatt
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i was wandering is this the same solo and his mom bb that was on the series “big cat diary”

Rich
Member

Hi Tony, no it is not. This male lion exists in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa. Londolozi is in this game reserve. I believe that Big Cat Diary was filmed up in East Africa.

Luke Galardi
Member
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Adam, you have a gift with words. I was just inquiring about the background of Solo today, was directed to his Facebook page, and then to this post. Absolutely beautiful writeup, and it really makes me thirst for more information on how this smart lion gets on.

Thanks again,
~Luke

Adam Bannister
Guest contributor

Thank you very much Luke, its wonderful to read feedback like this.

Joel ewin
Member
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I love this blog
Always exciting
New things to read
Hard to believe this is nature and not some scripted book
I’m a massive majingiline fan
And hope the marimbas are happy staying North
I also hope solo gets his reinforcements in time
Awesome read and pics guys

Joel ewin
Member
Guest

Also is there any chance of a map with designated (or as far as can be guessed) territory of all the coalitions and there territories
It’s a bit confusing as to who is where
Keep the awesome posts coming
Love em all

Paul
Member
Guest

is solo still alive? im dying to find out!

Amy Attenborough
Media Team

I’m sorry Paul, we are not sure about this. The last time he was seen on Londolozi was some time last year but we have not seen him since then. Hope this helps!

Tina Gutierrez
Explorer

I’m late to the party. All the videos dating back this far are no longer visible. I started with searching for the Mapogos and got caught up with all the other coalitions as a result. I’m sad the pictures/videos are no longer on here, does anyone on here know where I can find them?

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Tina,
Thanks for the heads up; I’ll give it a look.
Regards

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