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on Heartbreak for Tsalala Pride?

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Thelma
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Probably all the cubs are dead…

Paul
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Are those eyes from an old male?

suzanne myers
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OH NO!!!! PLEASE PLEASE I PRAY THIS CUB IS SAFE!!!!! OUR B.B. too!!!!!! I just can’t imagine this cub being gone!! I WILL BE WAITING to hear!!!! ADAM~ thank-you so much!!!!!

MJ Bradley
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Thank you for the updates.. Hope at least some of the little ones survived.
Love the eyes of the lion!

Audra Dial
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I am so sad to hear of the (possible) loss of the Tailless cub. She was quite adorable when we saw her in October, and she seemed to have her mother’s determination. Thanks for your post on this new development, Adam, and glad to have your voice back on the blog!

Merle
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Adam, this female is not surviving sister of the 5-week temporary miracle male, right? I have been longing to see a picture of her. Have you seen her lately? Or am I confused? I thought there was one remaining cub from his litter of 4.

Linda
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Times are tough for the little lions of Londolozi (even with the awesome Tsalala females protecting them). Lovely blog Adam. Glad you are back and looking forward to more updates.

Irene Nathanson
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Here is to hoping they surprise us again. Welcome back Adam

Amy
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Adam,

Glad you had a restful break – I can only imagine how wonderful it is to return to Londolozi (we hope to someday but it will be a while!). Thank goodness for this blog that allows us to remain connected.
We check the blog daily and are so hoping to see that the cub of the original tailless has been found!

Best wishes,
Amy

Deana A
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Adam, is this the same cub we saw at the Buffalo kill on October 26th? We have a few photos of her from that day, and I think Rich may have downloaded the videos we took that day with her playing. So sad.

Geri Potter
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Honestly, this is too sad. I know one can’t anthropomorphize these animals, but when one looks into their eyes, as seen through your lenses, it is difficult not to see a soul. It is hard to acknowledge another life lost, even as animals across S. Africa are disappearing…so, it’s difficult to say good bye to some so young. Some circles of life are smaller than others, yes?
Thanks for showing us life through your lenses, even if at times they are hard to watch.

Uma
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Adam, The first thing I do every morning is to look for a new post from you. The photographs, the captions, your write-ups and the way it is organized is really special.

The cub looks so adorable. While male lions killing cubs during takeovers is well documented, wonder if their drive to mate is so great that there could exist a tendency to kill small cubs, even if it is their own, to get the females into heat again(?).

Louise Taback
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Thanks for all the update…you will find her!! Welcome back Adam!!

Shirley
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Thank you Adam for updating us. I feel very sad about the cubs, especially the cub from the tailles female. I had hope she would have made it to adulthood. This year only sadness about all the cubs. Did the male lions killed their own offspring?

Christine Humphreys
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Thank you for the update Adam. Hope the cubs are safe and sound somewhere and will turn up alive. Nature is always full of surprises

Sheila
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Here’s hoping for another surprise/miracle. Some how, I don’t think they will show up. 🙁

Keith
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The lion prides could all do with a period of trouble free cub raising that would swell the population , as far as I am aware they are still in decline generally , so all all additions would be welcome ,thanks for the up date Adam .

Karen
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We hope the cubs somehow survived. This is horrible news we got a hint of while we were there. We hope they surprise us and show up somewhere.
thanks for the updates. Karen and Neal

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