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on Remembering the Shaw’s Male

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Gav
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Unfortunately i remember watching his brother get taken out by a crocodile at LTA

Gav
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And its amazing he accepted the tsalala young male into the pride, as we watched the 2 shaws male kill the other tsalala male a few years before that at Taylors crossing

Bader
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If Solo clubs together with the other males of the pride and forms a coalition, that would be exactly how the Mapogos started when Makulu Mapogo latched on to the Sparta pride and eventually formed a coalition with its five brothers…indeed it will be interesting to see if this exact scenario repeats itself…and with the same pride too.

Morty
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Gav,

I assume that his brother was drinking water from a river with a crododile there just below the surface? And the croc quickly leaped up at him? Is that what happened?

Mele Andru
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Yes Bader I was also aware about that similarity and as probably you know there were initialy 5 young Sparta males exactly like in 2002 when Makulu arrive in Sparta pride . Unfortunately from these 5 remaind only 2…but I still think Solo will be the future Makulu for Sabi Sands reserve

Adam Bannister
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Exciting news from last night is that the Sparta 3 and Sparta 4 have joined…so we now have Sparta 7 (consists of Solo, 2 sub adult males, and 4 females)…sleeping about 1km away were the Breakaway Sparta 2 (remember the 2 that have lost all three Mapogo cubs)…we are all hoping that in the not too distant future the 2 will rejoin the 7 and we will have a unified Sparta 9. It has been a long time since this pride has been complete. We will keep you posted if and when this unification occurs

Mele Andru
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That will be a great event Adam ,especially if will be catched on movie…
Sparta is one of the most beautiful lions pride and I hope to be reunited and strong as never !

Penny Parker
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Thanks for the story. A quick quesion… what happened to the Selati pride? Did the shaw’s male no longer have control over them?
Have a GREAT weekend!

Adam Bannister
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Hi Penny, the Selati Pride (known to us as the South Pride) is a pride which we, at Londolozi, do not see very often. The truth is that there is defiantly a lot happening with them but due to their territory being south of our southern boundary a lot of what they do goes un-noticed by us. I am however planning on doing a little piece on the little we know about the current state of the Selati Pride…keep checking the blog to see it when it is up!

patrick
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I never for one moment thought that a croc can kill a fully grown male lion. I mean, king of the jungle, just wish i can see the footage so as to really believe it. It shows that no animal in the African wild is invincible. In addition. lions kill leopards, hyenas, cheetahs and wild dogs. Am not happy about it, Indeed nature does have noble justice.

Pete Melville
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Thanks for that great narrative about the Shaws Males.Just been reading other comments ,and have been told that hyenas ,can kill lions ,and a croc killing a lion is not uncommon ,as the croc in his own habitat ,taking the lion out of his .A recipe,for disaster .

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