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on Majingilane : Face to Face

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Nikki
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And to think that just last year we thought the Majingi’s were going to be the force to be reckoned with. How quickly it can change.

Thanks for the updates!

Parvinder Singh
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Good shots .
amazing pics

Paul
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Which males are biggest in size?

Rich Laburn
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Hi Paul, are you referring to the individual males in the Majingilane coalition or the sizes between the different coalitions?

Paul
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Between the different coalitions?

The old mapogo male (Makhulu) seems to be a very big male lion but is he big compared to the other Coalition of males?

Peter
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Hi Adam, the killed young Ottawa Male was the 18 month old sub adult, the survivor of the last litter of the 2 older Ottawa females (who both have been killed, one by a buffalo and one by a poacher snare). That leaves the 3 young Ottawa females and the 2 young Ottawa Males (from the first litter sired by the Mapogos). These 5 lions are now close to 4 years old. The young Ottawa Males have also started a nomadic live and form therefore another coalition of male lions while doing well so far. The 2 young Ottawa Males, the 2 Nkuhuma Males, the 4 Southern Males and the young Styx Male are a not the only groups of “Border Boys” between the established territories of Matimbas, Majingilanes, Mapogos and the 2 KNP Males in the South. 2 of the Toulon Males and the Sparta Coalition of 3 males (Solo and the 2 young Eyrefield Males) seem to roam in the central and southern parts of Sabi Sands. Indeed interesting times ahead!

Bader
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I believe there is one more coalition…the sub-adult Sparta males…I’m not sure but I think they have ventured off along with Solo (Tsalala male). You could correct me on this.
I have another question…what’s the average territory (in square kilometers) of a lion pride? And what is it for a male coalition?

Geri Potter
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Reading and witnessing all these interactions, hyena, leopard, rhino, elephant, warthog, lion, young/ old, sister/brother, mother/father and orphan…it’s amazing to me there are still poeple who don’t think animals feel emotion! They are amazing to watch and learn from..it’s the best story ever!

Francis
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I thought the Matimbas only stay at Djuma? Are they venturing further south now? Also, it seems like the Majingis are just ignoring the challenge from the Matimbas?

Julia Gateley
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We were in Londolozi October 2009. Wondered if any of these males would have been the young we saw then.

Adam Bannister
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Hi Julia, the 4 Majingilane Males only arrived in Londolozi in roughly May 2010 so prior to that it would have been other lions. If what you saw were very young lions then they may have been part of the Tsalala Pride, if they were older then that but still quite young it may have been members of the Sparta Pride. Hope that helps 🙂

Franis
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Great protectors. Hope they could stay on top for another 2-3 years n let all the cubs make it to adulthood. If that does indeed happen, it’d say that they’re the most successful males to leave their genes behind.

Majingilane onlyy
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Which Majingilane Males are biggest in size and who is dominate ?

Ronn Carl
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the dark mane male

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