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ezekiel
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For now at least, I do not see the younger coalitions as strong enough to dethrone the Majingilane. Maybe in the next six months they can pose a real threat

Marinda Drake
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Great blog Daniel. I do think and hope the Majingilane coalition will still be around for awhile. They have experience on their side. It is great to see the younger males though.

Bader
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The Matimba males might be more of a threat to the Majingis if the Majingis push themselves farther east and north as the 2 Matimbas have been a regular presence there. Elephant Plains reported last week that a Matimba male was mating with a Manghen (Breakaway) lioness. Also interesting that one of the Fourways males is now mating with a Manghene lioness just yesterday on May 3rd. This was just reported by Elephant Plains.

Brian C
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Thanks. The Fourways look good, the Styx males are getting there and the young Sparta males may soon be a factor. This is going to be an interesting year. Who will be in control by the end of 2015?

Kim Beasley
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Great article and the pictures are amazing! My first time seeing the photo of the 2 Majingilane battle…WOW!! As threatening as the Fourways appear (and ARE!), I’m not yet convinced they will take over much from the Majingilane males. Interesting dynamics going on and I am excited to see what’s to come!Thank you!

John
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Very good article.

The only way I see the Majingilanes being dethroned right now is if they are caught separated from one another.

The younger coalitions aren’t ready yet to take on all four boys at the same time.

The Majingilane are old so it won’t be too much longer before we see a new coalition crowned.

Just not right now.

Ezequiel Almada
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I agree with the others that the younger lions still need some time to be a threat, at least to their fathers, now between the two coalitions that’s another matter.
The Majingilane maybe old, but they are still magnificent, battle hardened warriors and the thing that presents an advantage to them is that they stay together. I think that, answering your question Daniel, it’s a sign of wisdom. They know they are stronger together, so they prefer to be with a slightly smaller territory, but one they can defend together.

Jill Grady
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Interesting blog Daniel and the photos are beautiful. There is nothing more impressive than seeing the four Majingilane together…very majestic and powerful. I hope they will reign for a while longer and work their way back to Londolozi. It will definitely be interesting to see how 2015 plays out.

Jenifer Westphal
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Dan, so exciting – the whole story and all the possibilities! Since we were just at Londoz and witnessed first hand the Styx males not only roaring but cuddling and seeming to mark out a territory. Would you like the video i have of the Styx males roaring to each other? Its pretty cool. Let me know and we can figure a good way to get it to you. Thanks for update — looking forward to keep up with this story!

Dianne Christie
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I am curious about how the four way’so got their name?

Barb
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I will be at Londo in a few weeks so I hope the action will be front and center!!!!

Very nice writeup Daniel

Kathy Buys
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Very well written – exciting to see what happens!

Philip Saunders
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what hapened to the selati coalition?

Joe Charlie
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Hip Scar Majingilane often wonders off alone not a wise decision considering all the new younger coalitions such as the Matshapiri males the Clarendon Males and there are others including the ones the Majingilane sired themselves and they are getting old it is only a matter of time

David bausch
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