An outstanding morning of lion viewing at Londolozi Game Reserve…
The much loved Tailless Female was found together with the core of the Tsalala Pride. This pride has been operating under the radar of late and it is heart warming to see them all in good health. Two interesting pointers here is that the Tailless Female is looking fine following her nasty encounter a few days ago, which left her looking worse for wear. A second fact, which I find intriguing, is that the three youngsters and the three adults were joined by a single Majingilane Coalition male. Now I may be wrong, but this is the first time since the killing of the Tsalala cub on the 26th December last year, that the Tsalala Pride have been seen with one of the males. This can only be good news and hopefully a sign that things may be on the mend between these two groupings.
The two remaining Mapogo males were also found this morning on the remains of a large buffalo that they killed. Judging by the position of the buffalo, they must have killed it whilst it was drinking. Prior to the death of their brother, Satan, the Mapogo Males would never have been in this area. The four Southern Males were also found in the heart of what was previously Mapogo territory so it appears that there has been a near direct swop of land.
And lastly another member of the ever present Majingilane Coalition was seen in the eastern areas of Londolozi. This concluded a marvelous few hours of lion viewing and really drives home the point that this winter we are in for some unbelievable lion sightings and potential encounters.
Written by Adam Bannister