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on Tsalala Young Male is BACK!

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Susan
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Wonderful to read the latest stories from Londolozi & I really do hope the young male lion survives in the territory.

Leslie Backus
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Hello:
I am attempting to attach a photo I took in 2008 of a solitary male lion. I am wondering if this is Solo. I am hoping so because I always wondered what this lone lion’s fate was. /Users/Leslie/Desktop/poser.jpg

THELMA ALEMAN
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I can only predict trouble… I hope they follow their way to another safe place…(crossfingers)
Handsome lion 🙂

francesco
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i hope that they survives, but with the maji around it’s so hard….

Geri Potter
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Very HANDSOME Fellow! Is he a son of the original tailless female? Hope he can escape trouble with the Majings and move on peacfully to continue the bloodline! Thanks!

Kk
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He is a good looking young male. I wonder if the lone styx male will team up with these two-it might even the odds a bit? Do adult lions team up to form a coalition or do they come from a pride?

It would be interesting to see the interaction if they see their mother-or for that matter the Eyerfield pride.

Syl
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great blog. thank you

John Holley
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Very exciting!

Todd
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This is my favorite lion. Ive been following his story for some time. I hope Solo and his friend manage to team up with another male or two. I have high hopes I guess. With such big coalitions around, I doubt a pair will make it.
Thanks for the wonderful blogs, I read them religiously. Thanks Adam!
Todd

Ed
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Adam – do you folks maintain some kind of family tree for the various prides to keep track of the lineage? I’d love to see that one day.

Jillian
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Hi Adam:: Holding good thoughts for Solo. I remember being enchanted by his story of being “adopted” by the Shaws male of the Sparta Pride on my visit in 2010. I have a series of photos that I took of Solo and his young Sparta brothers and sisters (there were 5 at the time) on a series of magnificent early morning rides. What is the status of the Sparta pride now? Did any of the 5 survive? Thank you for sharing you wonderful photographs and stories. Means so much to keep the connection with you all there. All best to you, Jillian

Geri Potter
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Who is his mother?

Adam Bannister
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The Original Tailless Female of the Tsalala Pride

Geri Potter
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Wow…!

James
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Is Solo, the one from Big Cat diary?

Adam Bannister
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I dont think so James.

THELMA ALEMAN
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No, he’s not.

Jo Lynne Jones
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The first lions we saw in the wild were The Original Tailess Female and a young male and a cub in 2008. We were with Chris G and Jeremiah. I believe the young male was Solo. Does anyone know what happened to the cub. Did it go with Tailess out of the territory? Glad to hear Solo is alive since no one was sure for awhile. Will be interesting to see how this small coalition survives in the next few months.

Mark Gerling
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Great story thanks for sharing. Tough times in your area with all the mature males can only imagine the fierce territorial battles that are taking place. Wish we could move some of the displaced males to new territories with little to no dominant males.

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