With the Ndzhenga Males now firmly in control of the Birmingham Males’ territory, they are spending more and more time with the Ntsevu Females with the hopes of mating with them to sire new offspring. A number of the females still have cubs which they have successfully managed to hide from the new males. We spend two different sightings where one of the males was with a different female each time.
In the second sighting, the female had a milk pouch, indicating that she is one of the mothers of the cubs, who are in serious danger if these males come across them. She appeared to be uneasy and almost as though she was trying to distract the male and lead him away from the cubs, and then lose him so she could return to nurse the cubs.
The Three Rivers Female has done a pretty good job of raising her first cub to about six months old and we have a stunning sighting of the cub chasing a squirrel.
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Forced into early independence as her mother was killed by the Southern Avoca Males.
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It is fairly interesting, but I guess that the front is where all the power and weight needs to be in terms of fighting and hunting. Their hind quarters also appear a lot skinnier because it is being compared to the front. On top of all that, the hind quarters fluctuates in size so quickly, where as you do not notice the front losing too much weight.
Oh really? I never realized the hind quarters fluctuate in size so quickly…… I realize it is the place to look when you think they are losing weight. It would mean that when moving, they sort of drag themselves forward with the hind quarters bringing up the middle bit, instead of being the forward propelling part of the animal?
Their hind quarters do fluctuate in size, its where you can notice it the most.