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on Tsalala Lion Cubs Killed

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Penny Parker
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Sun sad news for Londoz and the Tsalala lionesses. But they need to recollect themselves in order to remain strong, and this striking reunion between the Tsalala sisters is evident of good things to come, lets hope.

Nikki
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I love the Tsalalas. Very sad to hear about the loss of two cubs. I really hope the reunion works out as we all know about strength in numbers.

Victor Ros
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Thanks Adam & Jess!

What a wonderful story, the bittersweet life of Lions on Londolozi! Great shots too!
I very much like the way you describe the re-gathering of the two prides, and their interactions.
All the very best from Spain!

Geri Potter
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So very sad….
Thanks for the news of the reunion however! Life in the bush is always bittersweet.

Heather Fleeger
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This news about the cubs breaks my heart.
Adam- I am glad that we got to spend quality time with them all while we were out there and had the opportunity. Thank you! The plight of lion continues. We are watching and waiting to see how this all unfolds!

Nancy Armitage
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I was wondering when the tailless lionness would again appear at Londolozi….and with her (and I believe some of her daughters’) female cubs she escaped with while fleeing the arrival of the Mangeline Pride from Kruger. That would have been about 3 and a half years ago. We were in Londolozi then and she had just left to protect the cubs by leaving the area.

Nancy Armitage
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Correction to when tailless left was 1 and half years ago or so. Also these female daughters were sired by the Mapogo Pride in summer 2008.

Karen Melfi
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One wonders how lionesses can protect all of their young in such a volatile and often brutal environment, and it was with great sadness that we learned of the loss of two of the youngest of the eight cubs. It was heartwarming, however, to learn of the reuniting of the adult lionesses. The affection adult lions show for each other is so tender and wondrous. And, Jess Boon’s photos are phenomenal.

Merle
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The tears are streaming down my cheeks. My friends and I were the FIRST humans (thanks to Talley & Freddie) to see the 4-month old Tsalala cubs (and they us). We named the boldest one of the four who came closest to our vehicle Shayne. Of course, I don’t know if the cub was in fact a male or female, and I don’t know if he/she perished or survived. I hope I can continue to watch the remaining two survive and grow…and see them again at Londolozi in person in the not too distant future.

Wendy Louw
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Adam, thanks once again for the incredible game drive we had with you the other day. Being that close to the loiness’ and the cubs crossing the causeway was amazing. And then to be that close to the male lions as well! What a phenomenal experience! So glad to hear the the tailess lioness came back…wonder what will happen with the 4 males now. Very interesting soap opera amongst the lions at Londolozi 🙂

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