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Nick joined Londolozi from the bright lights of Johannesburg, where he had been working in finance before deciding to make the big move to the bush at the start of 2015. Nick is a hard man to ruffle, and there is purpose in ...

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Jill Larone

Wow, what a game drive that was! Do you know if the two Buffalo are still alive Nick, or were they too seriously injured? I love hearing how they look after each other. Great pictures and video!

Wendy Hawkins

Absolutely amazing the tenacity of both lions & buffs! I would also like to know if the buffs survived another day?

Anna Lee

I’m wondering that, too. When Amy’s post (2 months ago today!) described how the Dudley Riverbank 5:5 Male had been killed by the Tsalala Pride, I felt devastated by his death.

The lions set upon the buffalo bull similarly as to how the Tsalala Pride might have set upon the Dudley Riverbank 5:5 Male. Would the injuries sustained at the throat and horns (and elsewhere) have been enough to have overcome him eventually? Infection, blood loss, or internal damage to particular organs … all these may have affected him after the departure from view.

I’m still heavy-hearted about the loss of the Dudley (and that wee elephant babe in the mud). Does anyone know if the buffalo bull of the lion encounter escapade is okay?

Amy Attenborough
Media Team

Hi Anna. Yes we think that both of these buffalo survived. The wounds seemed superficial enough that the buffalo would be able to recover. Many thanks, Amy

Anna Lee

Thank you, Amy. You’re splendiferous! 😉

Judy B.

Hi, Nick. I wish Larry and I had been there to see that amazing sight of the buffalo and the lions. We will be back next August and hope to see you then. We had a wonderful time with you and Ben!


I watched the whole interaction from Sandros’s vehicle. We located the herd the next morning and found the one that had remained standing, and other than being a bit slower than the rest, and she looked “fine”.

I enjoyed the subsequent Hyena’s visit too. He was responding to the noise and came to explore all the commotion.

Our video camera battery ran out, but we have 100+ stills of it all, plus the memory of all the noise.

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

What happened to the three Talamatie males and the males from the original Manghene pride? Are they still in the Sabie Sands or did they move into Kruger?

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