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James Tyrrell

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James had hardly touched a camera when he came to Londolozi, but his writing skills that complemented his Honours degree in Zoology meant that he was quickly snapped up by the Londolozi blog team. An environment rich in photographers helped him develop the ...

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on What are These Lions Doing?

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Patrik D.H.
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Thanks James for this interesting information. Let’s hope that there will be no confrontation, and that both prides continue on their upward trend. As to the prides’ movements, I wonder whether they feel pressure from others. Everything south of Dudley is quite unstable, as the Southern pride has not settled down, and there are many males checking it out, also Majingilanes going more south maybe for securing the borders. Could it be that this is a reason why Sparta-pride went more north ? Southern pride also went several times into Singita and even up to Idube /thus traversing Londolozi). Also I wonder, and as you traverse into Singita, you may have more information: Is the Othawa-pride or the Selati-males coming more east or pushing the Mangheni-pride south? The Styx-pride also is a bit unsettled, they have been sighted in between Mlowathi and Mathsapiri, and close to MM-main camp which I suppose is only about 5 kms distance to core Sparta-territory. Anyway, these events are quite confusing.

Arden Zalman
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Good luck to one and all.

Brandon
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Who are the dominate males within these two prides? If they are different males, surely there could be a possibility of them having a confrontation if these two prides are so close when the males do eventually meet up with the females?

James T
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Hi Brandon,

The dominant males of both prides are the Majingilane coalition, so there is no real male-male rivalry.

James

Jill Grady
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Thanks, as always James, for the great pictures and commentary. It is amazing to see on the maps, how far they are traveling in one night, especially when they have cubs with them. I hope the prides manage to stay separated and all come out of this alive and well.

Geri Potter
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Where are the males while all this movement is occurring?

notch masaimara
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Thank you for this very interesting article about lions territorial shifts. Please please don’t let them fight each other and injuring the cubs. Please have more videos of LIONS.

notch masaimara
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I made correction to my website dedicated to lions.

Bader
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Thanks for the interesting piece. Love the illustrations.
How would the Majingilanes play into this since they control both prides? Or are they a non-factor?

James Tyrrell
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Bader I think the Majingilane would be a non-factor. They are invested in both the prides, and any conflict would most likely be lioness on lioness.

James

Mark Ridl
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Awesome James!

Great to see where their territies lie on the map. Should be an interesting few weeks!

Cheers,
Mark.

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