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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 Lion Warfare: Who’s Chasing Who?

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GWS Warriors
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hi do you think Majingilane males are waiting for opportunity when the bigger Matimba split? if that so the matimba must be smart to stick together.Majingilane males have a reputation of “strength in numbers”that’s why for the last 5 years they never lost a coalition brother, btw is hipscar ok? there are rumors again that he is not in good condition. thanks

robert
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GWS Warriors I love the “strength in numbers” motto

William
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Matimba Males being only 2 are actually smarter males to survive against all odds in all these years.

James Tyrrell
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The Hip scar male has had a pronounced limp for quite a long time now and is most often the one operating independently of the rest of the coalition. He was not involved in this sighting and so we cannot report on his current condition I’m afraid…

robert
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hello londolozi! may i know which coalition is in better shape? it seems another conflict will unfold will the Darkmane Majingilane summon his two more brothers to fight with full strength? thanks

James Tyrrell
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Hard to say Robert,
Both coalitions are getting on in years but the males from both seem relatively healthy.

Cameron
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You think the four birminghams would have a shot against the likes of majingilane and matimba boys

Phelwane/Northern Matimba males
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I doubt they can stand a chance against either Majingilane or Matimba Coalitions. The smarter and better fighters will outdonebirmingham males.

James Tyrrell
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Quite possibly Cameron, being a coalition of four. They did originally chase the Matimba males out of the north so I suppose they could certainly do it again.

Tim Musumba
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The Majingilanes have been used to fighting other Male Lion’s with the added advantage of numbers on their side(against Mapogos Kinky Tail) and as such feel limited when they are two against two!As for the Matimbas they are used to being two of them even though they once belonged to a mighty coalition of six once upon a time!They have adapted to their situation!

Vinay Kumar
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Well said Matimbas have really adapted themselves after separating from a coalition of 6 mighty lions.

Phelwane/Northern Matimba males
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Good article. Hope both coalitions stay safe.

Jill Larone
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The Majingilane seem very good at picking their battles. I am hoping they continue to look after themselves and live many more years. There is nothing more majestic than seeing these four brothers together. Great video Terri and I always love your Lion updates James!

Phelwane/Northern Matimba males
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That Birminghams were 5 and much more like Matimbas abandoned their northern territory. They seemed little interested in depending that tereitory.

Paul
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What can you guys piece together from the recent majingaline vs matimba fight that may have taken place recently?

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