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on The State of the Sparta Pride

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Adam Bannister
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news update: last night a badly injured lion was found. Maybe from the Sparta Pride…could they be another important member down by this afternoon!

Rosie
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Wonderful to see Solo growing into a beautiful male lion, I hope he can keep out of the Majingilane’s clutches.

Emma Duerden
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They just ca’t catch a break can they… Any indications as to how?

Iren Juppa
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We are grateful for each update. Thanks.

Mele Andru
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It seems the Sparta young lions made a lot of bad choices… Other lions encounter Majingilane too but nobody suffered such losses ! If they associated themselves with 2 older lionesses maybe their experience guide this group for a normal process , young lionesses became a unit and produce cubs , the next little spartans…
We have 3 lionesses four years old and they never show interest in breeding. The 2 young males four years old don’t look like spartans neither , are too underdeveloped and scared .
I hoped Tsalala young male will help the youngsters but the effect was contrary on long term.
Anyway he is the only one who benefit from his association with Sparta pride . He is the only one who survive well fed and without scratches .
I really hope some day to heard that this male turn and fight for his pride and don’t run for his own safe …

Linda
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Adam, I wait anxiously for news of the badly injured lion (biting my fingernails). Thanks for the recent lot of Lion Pride Updates. They are wonderful and very insightful 🙂

waldi
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mal wieder ein guter artikel…mir gefällt dein schreibstil!!! Weiter so!

Morty
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Can Rich or someone tell me if they think the bite marks will prove fatal?

Linda
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Adam/Rich, any news on the badly injured lion?? I know you guys are busy – doing things other than chatting to us 😉 and I appreciate the time you take to keep updates.

Mele Andru
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Please Adam/ Rich don’t let us in dark… What happened with that lion and what is the status of Sparta pride now ?

Mele Andru
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Hello Adam/Rich any chance to find news about that badly injured lion ? Is still alive ?

Rich
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At present the lion is doing okay and is with the pride. The current make up of the pride this morning is as follows:

3 young females
2 adult females (one of which has broken off to mate with the Majingilane over the last week and then returned)
1 young male (the brother of the three young females)
Tsalala Young Male.

Mele Andru
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Many thanks Rich for news … could I believe that the 2 Breakaway sparta females reunited with younger lions and now are a single unit ?
It will be fantastic for the future of the pride …..

Rich
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Yes that is what has currently happened. It will be interesting to see how the Mating with the Majingilane turns out.

Linda
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Thanks for the update Rich.

Peter R.
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Hey Rich,
thanks for the updates.
Good news the the injured lioness is still alive and is with the rest of the pride. Let’s hope for a full recovery.
But now is sounds like one of the young males is missing? Any information as to what happened to himß
Thanks and regards
Peter

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