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on Tsalala Pride taking shape

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Kk
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Interesting. If the tailed female gave birth in Feb 2011, she has already given birth again? That is rather quick? Is that the usual interval? is the new tailless female pregnant too?

Do the sub-adults come around when their fathers are around?

Raviraj Pawar
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Yes it would be wonderful to see the breakaway unite with the tsalala. The old tailless female is almost of makulu’s age and still going strong and reproducing while makulu and pb are wandering around like nomads from one reserve to another. This is the difference between a lion and a lioness and lioness wins in the long run I guess.

Rosie
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I wish that they’d join up with the Breakaway Tsalala girls too, they are fearless those girls, BB brought them up well ! I don’t understand why they don’t join up now as they have been accepted by the Majingilanes and have mated with them, what’s stopping them from joining now ? BB still seems to go between both sets, so each must know the others exist ?

Paul
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The old tailless female BB is Solos Mother?

Adam Bannister
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Yes

ThelmaALeman
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WHERE CAN I FIND SOLO’S PICTURES OR INFORMATION PAUL? THANKS

Timati
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the tsalala lionesses were born between March and June 2009. https://www.facebook.com/notes/tsalalamarthly-pride-of-lions/when-were-the-breakaway-tsalala-lionesses-born/10151111700284072

Arden Zalman
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Cute kitties–can’t wait to see them

Verney Moyo
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Thank you for the update; always great to hear from you; the people on the ground and who are closest to all the action and the prides, love the little cub ABSOLUTELY!!! She’s a great little lion…lol, the paradox…had my fingers crossed about the Break-away female, unfortunately she has lost her brood… I have many questions concerning this pride, which is relatively complex complex in my opinion…is it a sound statement to say that BB went ahead and stayed with her older daughters because she knew they had more experience in helping her raise the one cub??? Did BB also raise the Tailed Female and the New Tailless female all alone??? Also, if she spends alot of time with them, where might that leave her relationship with the Break-away females???…I’m really hoping for no rifts, and plenty of paws to feed a new generation of Tsalalas…glad to see the sub-adults are doing just fine, and that, as James Crook’s recent blog shows, the pride as a whole is warming up to the Majingilane despite the confusion and mayhem of the past when the pride’s very future seemed at stake…hope all at Londolozi are doing great, warm greetings from your fellow bush-lover in Zim…Verney.

MJ Bradley
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Thank you so much for the updates on the Tsalala and Breakaway prides.. I am so happy to see BB and her girls doing so well. It will be interesting to see what the next year brings.

Verney Moyo
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Hey Thelma, there’s a YouTube video in the Londolozi Stream called ‘Lions hunting and fighting buffalo at Shingalana dam’ the male with a light brown mane in there is Solo, there are also blogs on this website, recent ones, about him… Hope you will be able to find them in the search section, one I can remember off-hand is ‘The week in pictures #54’…you can also join the group ‘Lions of Sabi Sands’ on fb if you haven’t already, or visit Solo’s page on f.b too…hope this all helps, but I’m sure Paul can direct you to many more sites…

Shirley
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Thank you very much for the update about the prides. I hope the little one will make it to adulthood. She is very cute and I love to read about her and her mother. I hope the breakaway will reunited with the Tsalala. This will be amazing if it happens.

Geri Potter
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They are my favorites! Maybe because we saw the four cubs last July (3 of whom died), but still, they just speak to me! I love how resilient they are, how loving they are with each other and how protective they are of the cubs around the Majingilanes.
They are so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

Carl Douglas
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Lovely news Adam! Thanks for the update!

Sandy Johnson
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Been anxiously awaiting this update Adam. Thank you.

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