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Pete Thorpe

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Pete was a Field Guide for Londolozi for 4 years, contributing to the blog as a fantastic writer as well as photographer. Right from his very first bush trip at the age of four, Pete was always enthralled by this environment. Having grown ...

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on Ntsevu Lioness Mates With Othawa Male

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It will be great if she can conceive. If she fall pregnant and return to the pride, will the Birmingham males knownit is not their cubs?

Hi Marinda,

As the lioness has been mating with both the Othawa male and the Birmingham male(s), it is almost impossible to tell who the true father may be if she does conceive. Thus hypothetically, when she returns to the Ntsevu pride with new cubs, the males will most likely accept them to be theirs as they mated with her too.

Pete, great photos, I especially liked the one Nteseva Lioness after mating with Othawa Male🤗

Lion dynamics are always interesting, and maybe, just maybe the Ntsevu lioness will conceive this time. I am a great believer in, ‘Where there is life, there is hope’. Fingers crossed for her.

Thank you for the update …. we can only hope that this lioness will outgrow her infertility and finally achieve sexual maturity, resulting in giving birth to her own cubs. Another wait and see.

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Do I dare say that today’s blog is “Enchanting” while an interesting chapter amidst a day in the life of a unique lioness,..

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Interesting devolpment. It’s cool how cheeky the Othawa male is.

Hi, Pete and Bennett!!!
Thanks for an unforgettable three days of amazing sightings and information and company!!! We had the most wonderful time at Londolozi. Unfortunately, after we left, we decided we had to go home to Los Angeles immediately given the world situation. We hope that the world will overcome Covid-19 and that we can visit South Africa again next year! Best wishes to all at Londolozi that you make it safely through these dark times.
Karen Fairbank and Vahan Moosekian

Hi Karen and Vahan,

A real pity that you had to cut the rest of your trip short! We are entering a 21 day lock down here so best that you got out when you did in any case. We would love to have you both back sometime. Do keep in touch via the blog when you can. I will send my details through to Vahan.

Keep well!

Pete and Bennet


I want to send you a picture but I am not sure I have your info. Please send me your email address. Plus, I want to keep in touch with you. Thanks, Vahan

Oops, I realized I needed to send you my info first. Vahanmoosekian@gmail.com

Hi Vahan,

Great to hear from the two of you.

Thanks for the wishes. I will send a mail to you.



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Hopefully this time her dream became true,she is so eager to be a mother!

Awesome great photos and blog. Thank you for sharing

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