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Adam Bannister

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on Breakaway Tsalala Pride: ID Kit

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Julie Doowey
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This is fantastic! Thank you so much!

sara de maine kearns
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very useful observations… just returned from doing a months reseasrch on leopards and the spots are the clues!

Adam Bannister
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Where did you do your research and on what component of leopard life?

Syl
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Thanks Adam, great info & very helpful.

Bader
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Thanks Adam!…Which lion pride is the biggest and most powerful is the Sabi Sands? …The Corleone family of the Reserve basically!! I read the blogs and ranger diaries from most of the lodges in the reserve and it seems to me it’s the 16-strong Southern/Selati pride. Is there a bigger pride in Sabi Sands?

Adam Bannister
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As we speak the Southern Pride does indeed have the most members. Many of these members are cubs though. The Sabi Sands has about 10 prides, these prides are smaller than a lot of ones in the Kruger. There are prides in other areas that are over 20 strong. The one pride also worth watching is the ever-growing Sparta Pride. I still feel that their time to shine again is coming – Adam

Karen Gilliam
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Thanks Adam, nice write up and helpful ID descriptions. Many don’t think about lions and their whisker spot patterns.

Claire Boughton
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Hi Adam, Really fascinating re the lion identification information. Any recent news or sightings of the injured Sparta lioness with 2 cubs…Since Paul and I returned to the UK we have been keeping up to date with all the Londolozi drive news….

Adam Bannister
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Was wonderful having the two of you here at Londolozi. As far as the Sparta Lioness is going. We have seen her a couple of times but whenever she gets seen she is fast asleep and in the long grass. No clear indications that she is injured so I’m hoping she is just sleeping off any niggles she may have. – Adam

Kk
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Very interesting. The 4 seem to be so grown up-almost look like adults. Perhaps that is why the tailless female left and joined her daughters? It would indeed be interesting to see who they accept as Pride males.

Margarita Doychinova
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The blog and the photos are wanderfull and not only these bur everythings. Thanks!!! I have never been in Afrika, but Your blog makes me feel as I am !!! Thanks and go on!!! Wish the Londolozi staff and wooner luck!!!

Pam
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Thank you Adam, I used this today :)…..awhile ago you were looking for blog ideas, an update to this with left sides would be fantastic. Thanks so much.

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