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Andrea Campbell

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Andrea has an energy that is hard to match. It's difficult to find anything in the bush that she doesn't get excited about, whether it's the molluscs in the Sand River, setting up camera traps all over the show to try and capture ...

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on An Unexpected Visit

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marinda drake
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Exciting times ahead.

Brian C
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How awesome to see the Styx Pride in action- surviving all of their challenges. Thanks for update!

Tyrone Slothrop
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I’m curious as to why the Majingilanes have been so tolerant of the Styx males remaining with the pride – they’ve been huge, hulking teens for quite some time, so why haven’t their fathers/uncles made any effort to oust them and set them on their nomadic way?

deaniho
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I’m pretty much thinking exactly the same, they are gettin stronger everyday making the potential threat a very real one! Beautiful lookin males though,I wish them all the luck,great write up keep them coming

Londolozi
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Hi Tyrone. It is an interesting observation. I think it is because the Majingilane males have spent such little time in the east and have been pursuing more territory further north and west that they haven’t really encountered them in a while. The Styx males are growing into enormous boys and it is going to be very exciting to see what kind of interactions will occur from here on. Last week we even heard them roaring! Very exciting times ahead! Andrea.

S.w. Tsang
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THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL. POOR LIONESSES WHO HAVE TO PROTECT THEIR YOUNG AND HUNT ( KEEPING THEIR KILL FROM THE EVER HUNGRY HYENAS ) . WISH THESE SUB ADULT MALES TONS OF GOOD LUCK. MAY THEY GROW INTO POWERFUL MALES ! WE NEED MORE MALE LIONS FOR SURE !

Mary Bradley
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Thanks for sharing the photos.. I have followed the Styx pride for a few years now and finally got to seem them in person last May.. The cubs have grown and the two young males have become even more handsome.. I hope this small pride finds a place to settle for a while.. But they need to leave the leopards be! No more killing leopards!

Robin Hansson
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Great Blog… The photos are Amazing, the two majingilane sons are stunning looking. Thanx

Jill Grady
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Great blog Andrea and fantastic photographs! I love hearing about the Lions, and it’s so nice to see the cubs are growing bigger and more beautiful every day. Hopefully they will find an area that is safe for them.

Karen Lucev
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Great to see this exciting moment blogged. And of course that guest intent on seeing the lions was none other than my husband George. He did a great job spotting whilst on our drives. I thought you might have wanted to keep him Andrea… Our time at Londolozi was by far the highlight of our trip and to be part of such an exciting moment as seeing the Styx Pride was a dream come true… Thankyou!!!!

Wendy0210
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These lions are certainly a handsome bunch & are going to give the Maji;s a run for their money. Thanks guys for the beautiful pictures & Andrea for the update. Have a wonderful Friday

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