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Amy Attenborough

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Amy worked at Londolozi from 2014 to 2017, guiding full time before moving into the media department, where her photographic and story-telling skills shone through. Her deep love of all things wild and her spiritual connection to Africa set her writing and guiding ...

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on The Youngest Lions I’ve Ever Seen: The Tsalala Pride’s Newest Cubs

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African-Born Safaris
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It’s incredible to see them out and about at such a young age. Lets just hope it isn’t just moms in-experience showing and that she has a grand plan for them!

Adri Pretorius
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Ag toggie, my heart is melting …. they are so cute!

Brenda Quatember
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Thank you for sharing those amazing videos of mother and Cubs, beautiful lioness seems very relaxed.
A truly beautiful bush story, how special it must have and is for you to experience first hand.

Danny
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Having followed her story from the beginning, I’m so happy for her! She is a true survivor and hopefully they can inherit some of her will to live.

Karina
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thank you so much for this story and videos! I was there the time they were born, so am of course very curious what life has in mind for them. They are uber cute! Can imagine the two older girls are quite rough with them.

Ann Seagle
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Amazing!

Lawrence Macapagal
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Was this wonderful mother born around November 2010? If so, could it be possible that her now, 14 year-old mother was pregnant from either Kinky Tail, or Mr. T? So the reason the Majingilanes tried kill her, her siblings and cousins, is that they knew she was sired by the Mapogos? Love your blog.

James Tyrrell
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Hi Lawrence,
Thanks for your question. This lioness was born in early 2011, to the tailed female.
As the Majingilane had been in control over northern Londolozi for a good 6 months or more by then, it is very unlikely that she was sired by the Mapogo, although we cannot rule out that possibility. Her mother was seen mating with the Majingilane, and it is almost certain they are the fathers. Paternity can be confused in big coalitions, and we think that may be the reason for some of the Majingilane’s aggression towards her.

Sandy Johnson
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Is this the daughter of Tailless #2 who had cubs in 2011? I believe there were 8 cubs born that year to her and her sister, some in February and some in May and most were killed or lost.

Amy Attenborough
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Hi Sandy. Yes you are correct about those litters and what happened to them but this female was born to the tailed female; the sister of the tailless #2.

MJ Bradley
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Wow, that was fantastic! Thank you for sharing!

Sue Prince
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great pics Amy, they are just so cute….

Geri Potter
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I remember her cousins from 2011, and I certainly hope she can keep these babes safe and see them grow. I love the Tsalalas…they were the first experience we had at Londolozi. These are lovely pictures and thank you for sharing them.

Judy Guffey
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….and this is why you go to South Africa! Wonderful videos.

Krishna Gailey
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Thankyou Amy, they are so beautiful, I do hope mum is toughening them up for survival.
We want to keep track of these tiny guys and hope the whole pride keeps safe. We will wait eagerly for their updates.

Diane Phillips
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Aw. Thank you so much. Made my day.

Ginger Brucker
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So excited to see them Amy.

Jason_T
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who killed those cubs? or how did they get lost?

Amy Attenborough
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Some were killed by the Majingilane males Jason, while others were killed by buffalo and a flooding of the Sand River.

Judy B.
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So adorable! Hoping they are kept safe and we can see them in August when we come!

diana bulgarelli
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She probably feels relaxed in that sanctuary. Must feel comfortable around the people also, Not sure if that’s good or bad, but it is what it is, and the cubs are charming.

Jill Larone
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It’s so great to see the new little cubs, they’re so cute!! Fantastic pictures and videos!

Emma Kemp
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Wow! Amy, don’t you have an amazing life? They are so lovely and this is a great post. Emma xx

Mands
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Great photos and wonderful video… really amazing to watch. The cubs a very cute. 🙂

Francis
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Mine too so so small

Loretta
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How amazing to see these new little additions, and what a back story on their mom. The Tsalala lionesses are tough gals. It is wonderful to see this pride growing.

Omar Donato
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nice videos

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