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on The Life of a Lioness

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Raviraj pawar
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No brothers or sisters of same age means no competition for food, attention etc maybe a good thing but also means no play and mock fights which trains them for adult fights and hunting. Very interesting to see how she would be as an adult.

Nancy Armitage
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Thank you for continued updates on the original tailless lioness and her cub. It goes to show it’s hard to be a mom for all species, especially an older mom with a cub that has no siblings with which to play. But she has been an incredibly successful parent to her 2 daughters, the four breakaway Tsalala females and her one male(Solo) . Are there any other lions around attributed to her success as a mother?

Geri Potter
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The Tsalalas are my FAVORITE and this little girl is absolutely ADORABLE! One can almost hear her, “C’mon Mummy, PLAY with me!” Just love her to bits! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

Elisabeth Douglas
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What wonderful news Adam. To see this little cub grow, overlooked by her precious and proud mother.
We can only hope that their life together will continue to be a happy one. I just love your pictures of this little beautiful lion and I also admire your earlier pictures of this favorite cub.

Susan Honnell
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Beautiful footage … thank you for capturing and sharing the moment!

Sandy Johnson
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Thanks for my smile for the day Adam. Where are the 2 older cubs of Tailless’s daughter? Are they no longer together as a pride?

Shirley
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I hope the little girl will make it to adulthood. Surely the tailless lioness is a good mother, so I think she will succeed. Thank you for the update.

Curtis
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Hey Ad,
Please tell her and the cheetah to stick around until we get there in a few months!
I’m still negotiating with the National Zoo here in DC to let us bring a female Cheetah over on our trip 🙂
Cheers!

Merle
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If I were there, I would play with her. Just TOO cute. Thanks for a wonderful minute!

Jenifer Westphal
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Adorable! Thank you Adam!

MJ Bradley
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Wonderful footage.. Thank you for sharing

Rosie
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Awwwwww thanks for that, BB is such an incredible lioness and her new cub is so cute !

suzanne myers
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I love this lioness. Her name is well known to us from Djuma! It is B.B.!! What a gift that you keep us updated on her!! Thank-you! She has been missed greatly since the safari stopped!!! Also to know she has a cub is the sweetest gift!! She is definately thought very highly of!!! I too LOVE the Tsalala pride!!!! Will this cub be given a name??? Again ~ THANK-YOU!!

Julie
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Thanks for the video and pics, awesome to see BB and her sweet little one. 🙂

Iren
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She is beautiful … and on her forehead sits a butterfly 🙂 ♥

Margarita Doychinova
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Nice and adorable!!!!!!!!!!I love them!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tim long
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How I miss the prides at Londolozi! To watch these massive animals interact with the cubs was amazing. I will never forget Mother’s Day morning watching the Sparta female play with her 3 cubs…. I mean the three cubs play their mother. A memory that will stay with me forever.. Speaking of cubs.. Adam has there been any sighting of the older Sparta cub that lost her mom and her sister ( I believe a tsalala female got her)

Claire and Paul
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Hi Adam, I like Tim have been thinking of the cub that lost her mum and sister too. You may recall you took Paul and I with the others to watch them eat off the giraffe carcass with their Aunt who walked to “Bad, Bad” the morning after the night that we saw the lioness, leopard watch the two Mapogo brothers feast on it….whilst listening to the roars of the Majinglane brothers in the distance – all back in April.

Adam Bannister
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Hey. Of course I remember that. Sadly the orphaned sister just disappeared many moons ago. She is no longer. But the good news is that the Sparta Pride has 7 cubs currently and so are growing all the time. We follow them with interest. The four Majingilane are still very dominant in this area!

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