I had to refer to the rangers sightings book to try find out exactly when these male lions were last seen at Londolozi. The answer…May 2012
For those of you who are avid followers of the Lion Warfare that has been playing out, both at Londolozi and the Sabi Sands as a whole, I thought I would update you that just the other day we managed to find Tsalala Young Male (a.k.a. Solo) together with his trusty companion: The Sparta Male. A few months ago, the third member of this coalition, the male with the Half Tail, went missing and is assumed to have been killed by one of the numerous male lions in the area. This leaves these two males to fend for themselves.
They have moved up into the southern throws of Londolozi after a reported run-in with the three Toulon Males. Reports from the southern Sabi Sands is that the Toulon Males chased these two males aged approx. 7 and 4,5 leaving these males with no where to go but north. Pity for them is that they are currently in the territory of the mighty Majingilane Four…and any of you that have been privelledged enough to see these males will no that that is BAD news.
We follow with interest…
For a fairly comprehensive piece on these males click here.
Written by Adam Bannister
Photographed by Adam Bannister and Rich Laburn