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on Lion Warfare: Styx Pride at Londolozi

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Mele Andru
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Hi Adam , you know this appearance is not exactly a surprise … In fact those Styx members are togheter from long time since the Majingilanes took control over their teritory . They were the last who surrendered and I thought it will be with happy end… After many months the young lioness was accepted by Majingilanes and they mated. I think the young male is the reason why took choice to move further of their area . There is a strong bond between this three lions , the Styx male was injured after a fight with Majingilane – he bring down a buffalo by himself and was descovered by one of Majingilanes . He didn’t run and remained with one Majingilane in order to feed togheter from buffalo. It’s not first time when he challenged Majingilane if you can beleive – a very bold and powerful young male . When the other 3 Majingilanes arrived he was attacked and injured and he was very lucky to have his sister and grandmother by his side.

Linda
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Great to see them! The poor Styx male has been a bit beaten up by the Majingilanes/Manyeleti males but he held his own and was seen feeding beside one of them at one time, but we all knew the big guys wouldn’t tolerate it for too long. Glad they have moved on.

Iren Juppa
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I hope that once again will be a big pack of lions. I wish them ! ♥♥♥

Shirley Wood
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Adam, what a wonderful story on these lions!
Great pictures! I truly loved the beautiful
shots that you’ve taken!

Rosie
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I’m so glad to see that Grandma Styx and the sub adult male and female managed to get back together again. The Styx boy had another run in with the Majingilanes which is why he has injuries, it’s funny, sometimes they tolerate him and other times they beat him up, but his sister and Grandma Styx always look after him. Both Grandma and his sister have been mating with the Majings lately to keep them away from the boy, even though the sister hated them for a long time as they killed and ate her sister. I wonder if they will ever get back together with the adult Styx girls, haven’t seen them all together since last year on Wildearth at Djuma.

Adam Bannister
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It seems like these 3 lions have a serious amount of drama attached to them! Its wonderful reading all these comments about the lions, including all the facebook comments. It really gives us at Londolozi a better understanding of pride dynamics that occur outside our known area. Keep the comments coming…

Mele Andru
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Rosie I can tell you that all 4 Styx lionesses + 4 cubs were seen togheter aproximately 2 weeks ago , and indeed that is first time in many months .

James H
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We found these 3 lions again this morning. This time in Marthly near our northern boundry on a fresh impala kill which they devoured in minutes. The sub adult male looks to be in a bit of pain, particularly when getting up or sitting down.

Mele Andru
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James let’s be optimistic , maybe young Styx male could have a meeting with Sparta youg males and make a coalition …. Please , do you know something about injured Sparta male – is he still alive ?

Rosie
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These 3 were in Djuma yesterday, we saw them on Wildearth Safari tv online, the young male looked fine, if a little thin, his sister and Grandma Styx were looking very fit and well .

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