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Rich Laburn

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on Breakaway Tsalala Pride Mating with Majingilane

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Jaime
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Does anyone know what happened to the one lioness tail?

Rich Laburn
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Hi Jaime, you will find this article addresses the story of the lionesses tail – http://blog.londolozi.com/2011/02/the-lions-tailless-female/

Rosie
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I hope those young girls don’t bring the wrath of the Majingilanes down on BB by being too confrontational, BB has been through more than enough in her life already.

Kk
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Very interesting. Since they were in Mapogo territory for a while, one would think they would stay there and mate with the Southern males??

But wonder if the two sisters will accept them back? The old tailless lioness stayed with them for a while and probbaly one of them is her daughter too? But the other two seemed to ditch their offspring pretty fast and mated with Majingilanes rather quickly? Plus their three remaining cubs are female-so that might be one giant mega pride if they ever got together??

Rich Laburn
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You have posed some interesting questions Kk. I think that since they have become fully mature, these young lionesses have begun exploring further south of their territory back into the area where they grew up. I believe that the two sisters will accept them back, especially since the Original Tailless female is still a part of the pride.

Arden Zalman
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Oh, to be a lioness in Londolozi!!!

Syl
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Thanks for the update .I sure hope it stays ok for the T girls.

Joyce
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Is there any news about the remaining Mapogo males?

Adam Bannister
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Hi Joyce, I think last news was of them about 10 days ago in the southern regions of the Sabi Sands.

Patrik D. H.
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Dear Rich,
That is interesting news! I was intrigued at the first read some days ago as these Tsalalas were said to be just 3 years old. Officially, lionesses can start mating from 3 years on, but do you have figures at Londolozi, at which average age, lionesses start giving birth ? Is it true that these lionesses were born in December 2008 ? I am aware that you at Londolozi know them best, but I read also reports that they were said to be born around April 2009 ? So I am a bit confused. If they are 3 and a half then sure they may now become fertile. Another question, during all the reported sightings (weekly sightings) of 1 Majingilane with Tsalala-breakaway lioness: was it always the ScarNose Majingilane with them and mating ? Or others too ?
Looking at above video, to me it looks very much like imposing dominance to these lionesses. If there is not too much aggresion shown to the male, then it should turn out fine. On the other hand, I just read that another cub of the older Tsalala-sisters is missing….Let’s hope that the Tsalalas can reunite and find some peace and stability to raise more cubs.

octopus
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but where the scar nosed brother

but a live story of that lions

Jason
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Wow If there are male cubs with the mapogo and majingilane blood line watch out in about five to six years time’ with the females on heat wonder if the selati males or the much larger matimba males come in and try and mate. majingilane males have to be on guard and stay togetter to rain the sabi sands area there might be a part 2 of lion warfare “stay tuned” !!!

ctaretz
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Wow, the Breakaway’s have a very good memory it seems. Just because they have gotten to mature sexual age doesn’t mean that they are going to leave behind all those bad memories the Majingi gave them. Lions do remember. Anyway, I think that eventually the Breakaway Tsalala pride will give in soon and the Majingi’s will sire cubs with them. I don’t know which Majingi it will be though. If Dark Mane gets on the scene he might fight and win the shot to one of the girls. Scarnose might by chance find the Breakaways and they will give in to him, or hey, maybe Golden Mane will run into them and they won’t find him threatening because of his lighter mane and give him a chance (don’t know if it works that way, I think the darker mane usually gets it, but, who knows?). Time will tell, we’ll just have to wait and see.

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