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on Tsalala Young Male Comes of Age!

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Paul
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very nice story. Solo is a very impressive male!!

Eddie
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I love this. Please keep us informed. Thanks

Todd
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It won’t be good if the four majis catch him and Cleo. I hope they return to safer grounds further south. Has a coalition of two ever taken a pride from a coalition of four? Not likely.

bobi baha
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thank you adam once again for your story telling and photos

Ramesh
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Adam, u have one hell of a job. 🙂 Great pics & article.was in KNP in July 2012. First trip. Saw big 5 in one day. Awesome place KNP is. Hope to b able to visit again.

Ed Hubbard
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What a great photo of the lion drinking. I have traveled to Africa four times trying to get that photo. I will continue to try.

Adam Bannister
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Thanks Ed, I got very lucky with this one. Patience and right place at the right time

nancy armitage
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I remember seeing Solo with his brother when he was a cub and his mother was newly injured by the hyenas and her wound was very raw where they tore her tail off. I was not only worried for the lives of the cubs but the survival of the mother. So it is very rewarding to follow these two lions on their journey of life in Londolozi. Thank you for all your updates on these wonderful creatures.

Adam Bannister
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You are very lucky Nancy to be among the small group of people who saw Solo when he was a cub

Arden Zalman
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They are so gorgeous–no wonder she mated–I would

walter ferguson
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Was there a third member if so wer is he solo looks huge in photo shown

Adam Bannister
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There was a third member, easily identifiable by only having half a tail. He went missing earlier this year.

walter ferguson
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What age would the lone kruger male be

Rosie
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Are the 4 Tsalala girls all BB’s granddaughters or are some her daughters ? I wonder what would happen if BB came along, would he try to mate with his mother too ?

Paul
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Much better if they make a coalition with the great Kruger male:)

Karin
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What a great picture of the lion drinking! The look in his eyes! Realy good!

Sepp
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Great story and great photos Adam. Very interesting indeed.

Ginny Race
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He is just great Solo, I hope he is around for a long time, Thanks Adam for the write up

tHELMA
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NOW SOLO HAS TAKEN THE SOUTHERN PRIDE.

Cathy
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Please keep us informed on Solo and will there be more of Big Cat Diary??

Matt
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Solo from Big Cat Diary was born in 2000 in the Maasai Mara Reserve’s Ridge Pride in Kenya. Totally different lion.

Gian Albano
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Man, I am fascinated with the past articles about Solo. Do you guys know if he is still around? Saddened to hear that Cleo has passed.

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