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Nick Sims

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Nick was a ranger at Londolozi from 2018 - 2022. He always had a love for nature. Growing up in Johannesburg, the annual family trip to the bush (particularly the Kruger Lowveld region of South Africa) became an escape from city life. When ...

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on How Old is That Lion? Part 1

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Intresting information.

Thank you very much for the hard work,A very helpful blog how to determine the age on the lions, I/we appreciate it a lot

Thank you for the interesting information about lions age! In humans teeth are a good indicator too… the pictures of the cubs with their mums are too cute. Handsome great old Birmingham male!

Look forward to the next installment!

Senior Digital Ranger

Thanks for the tutorial! Now to return to put this information to fun use!!!

Really interesting thanks Nick, always something new to learn from you all. With the addition of beautiful photos and videos it always beats finding the information via a book or internet 🙏🏻💕

Thanks for these really interesting explanations. I think it is especially lovely if one can follow such a cub’s development personally when visiting the same place again after a year or maybe two and meeting the little cub again as an adolescent e.g.

Thanks Nick, we look forward to more education on Lyons ages. One question we have, remembering the famous Magingeline coalition, is have you started to create individual names for the Birmingham coalition males? Especially the one that showed up at the sundowner recently!

Hi Mike and Terry, apologies for the late reply. There are some people who have named the individuals of the Birmingham coalition – the only two remaining ones are called Nhena and Tinyo, although I’m not sure hwo showed up at the sundowner!

Nick, I saved the lions cubs, cub by the mother🤗

Great information Nick! I can usually determine the age of young cubs but as they grow it becomes more tricky. The shoulder and rib gauges are an easier way to guess. Once they’re juveniles or sub-adults, they look the same age except for the males. Looking forward to part 2.

Senior Digital Ranger

Interesting information

Thanks for that learning experience Nick!

Love the phots and the tips on aging lion cubs. Now if I can just remember them! 😂

Lovely little fuzzy tubby teddy cubbies!

A nice blog and lesson on judging the age of lions Nick. Thank you for sharing with us. Be well and stay safe.

the Tsalala Mom and cub pc is incredibly special. This mom-daughter duo has my heart <3

Senior Digital Ranger

Intersting blog, thank you. Looking forward to part 2

Thanks for such an interesting and informative post on how to determine age of a lion!

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