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on The Sparta Pride Orphans

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Wodaj
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Thanks Adam for sharing good news about these 2 cubs. These cubs are one of cats I intently follow in Sabi Sands. As for their survival there is an amazing example set by lady of Lewa cubs. These cubs survived on their own aged 10 months. Here is the link https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150123837494996.63494.59974894995&type=3 Who know Sparta orphans can make it under the protection of their dads and exceptionally generous Sparta lionesses.

kiki
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Girl Power!!!!!

Shirley
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Thank you for the update. The two orphans look very skinny and lifeless. Is there a possibilty that they can be helped with meat. I feel so said fr them.

Kk
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How come they always seem to stick around this lioness? Is it because she has cubs and is a bit more maternal? The other three lionessess don’t seem to hang out as much with these cubs? At this age, they should be strong enough to keep up with the pride?They do look-for lack of a better word-sad.

Lili
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gracias muchas gracias !!!! enternecedor relato !!!!! seguiré continuamente las historias del orgullo de Esparta !!!! yo les pregunto …. alguien no puede ayudar a la leona tía con algun bufalo matado con escopeta o otro animal … da pena pensar que los cachorros de leon mueran por desnutricion….mucha gente como yo ama profundamente a estos felinos !!!!! gracias !!!

THELMA ALEMAN
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Pues no creo lili..normalmente estas cosas se las dejan a la naturaleza, no intervienen los de la reserva , la vdd si da mucha pena , pero hay q esperar quiza la tia leona ya se haga cargo de ellas , ojala les compartan aunq sea poca comida…se ven muy debiles no juegan ni entre ellas.

Martha
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Is is normal for cubs to be nursing at the age of the two orphans. . . or is this a result of their recent trauma, physical and mental?

David Dampier
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Hi Martha

Usually cubs have weaned from about 6months old. However, they will continue to try and suckle for some time after (I have seen up to 1 year old), particularly if they are short of food which is the case here as you mention.

Terry
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Thank you Adam! That poor mama having all those teeth on her! Thankfully she is allowing the suckling for the time being. Praying they can make it!

Arden Zalman
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A mother is a mother.

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