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Ximungwe 5:3 Female

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As a young boy growing up on an agricultural farm in Zimbabwe, Sean spent every opportunity entertaining himself outdoors, camping in the local nature reserve and learning about all facets of the natural world. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental ...

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Wow, what a way to start the New Year! – thanks, Sean.

Thank you so much, Suzanne. It was a lovely way to start the new year.

Awakening to 30F this morning, I was eager to join you on the virtual safari. It was terrific to see the Tsalala Lioness with a full belly, although she did appear to be quite uncomfortable. I love looking at her face and her stunning orangish hue eyes. I do hope she is more careful while hunting considering how many Ntsevu sub adults there are within the territory. She deserves a good, long life!
The Ximungwe duo are so close in size that it’s difficult to determine which one is the sub adult. She’s so impressive considering she’s raised one son to adulthood and is on her way to sending another one off on his own. I’m still rooting for Ndzanzeni to raise cubs to adulthood! It seems Nkoveni is doing well with her two daughters and the Piccadilly female’s cub is approaching sub adult stage.
Thank you for this week’s safari Sean,as I heard from my friends rain has been falling during this past week. Tis the season….

Spending time with the Tsalala Female is always amazing, even if she does not get up to much. It is going to be a long road ahead of her but she will learn from all these experiences and that will set her up for a good long future. I agree that the Ximungwe Female and her Young Male are so similar in size that it takes a moment or two to work out which one is which. But she is a very impressive mother. Most leopards are doing well. We are rooting for the Ndzandzeni to hopefully raise a litter herself.

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Wow! It was a nail biter for sure. Very happy Landy Tsalala made her escape. Although unlikely, it wold be nice if the Ntsevu ( from Mhangeni/Tsalala Breakaway Pride > Tlsalala Marthly Pride) would come together. The Xinhungwe female & son are gorgeous as always. Thank you for the wonderful video!

We were very happy too that she managed to get away from the Nstevu Sub-adults. It is highly unlikely but not impossible, so let’s live in hope that she does. The Ximungwe Duo are stunning and so affection towards each other.

Hi Sean, so glad the Tsalala female is feeding well and she is looking good. Good to know that there are wildebeest calves and impala lambs that she can feed on. The Ximungwe female and her sub adult cub are special and the bond they have is even more special. The lioness and Tsalala female are both safe and hope it stays that way for their own sakes.

I think the Tsalala Female will be fine. It isn’t going to be easy but she is doing so well so far.

Fantastic start for the new year, I always look forward to hearing about the Tsalala female! Thank you

Thank you, Francesca. It was a lovely virtual safari. I am glad you enjoyed it.

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The love you have for the Tsalala lioness comes through so strong in your voice. Nice to hear 🙂 Great footage of everyone, especially the lovely Ximungwe female and her gorgeous cub.

Thank you so much, Johanna. It is such an incredible success story of the Tsalala Pride, so we are desperate for her to survive and boost the pride numbers back up to what they once were.

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