It is with much excitement that we can confirm that there are two new additions to the Lions of Londolozi. In the last 3 weeks we have started seeing two cubs belonging to one of the Sparta Pride lionesses. Although we can not be completely sure as to a date of birth we speculate it at around the middle/late September 2011. The Sparta Pride have had a real up-and-down last 2 years since the passing of the notorious Shaws Male back on 1st January 2010. It is with a big smile on my face that at last I can tell you that the pride appears to be in good health.
Currently the two very relaxed cubs are spending time roaming around the central and eastern sections of Londolozi under the guidance of their mother and another Sparta Lioness. The remaining three females from the pride are always not too far away and we are hoping that there may be more additions on the way from their side.
The father’s of the cubs are the infamous Majingilane Coalition who appear to have settled in nicely into the central and eastern portions of the Sabi-Sands. I don’t want to speak too soon but it does appear as if, at last, the Lion dynamics in the Sabi Sands are starting to stabilise some what. One thing is for sure though…we are still in for lots of excitement as we now have two prides at Londolozi with youngsters.
Written, filmed and photographed by Adam Bannister