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Dan Hirschowitz


Dan developed his love for the African bush whilst growing up on a family run farm in the Kwa-Zulu Natal midlands. Growing up in the bushveld he was surrounded by wildlife and finds his passion in what nature has to offer. After completing ...

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on The Last Surviving Ntsevu Cubs Return to Londolozi

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Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Brave mothers. Let‘s hope that they can bring up their cubs successfully against all odds.

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

These cubs are far too cute and their mothers absolutely brave! It’s such a difficult task but maybe with some luck on their side they can succeed… heart of a lioness, that’s it! Beautiful impala picture

Marcia Parker
Digital Tracker

Thanks for this update! That photo by Guy is beautiful 🤩…

William Paynter
Master Tracker

Dan, thank you for the update of the Ntsevu lioness’ and their cubs.

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Dan ,it is such a pity that the Ndhzenga Males will kill the cubs with no doubt in mind. Honestly I do hope that those two female lionessess and the 4 cubs can get away, far away from those males. Is it presumed that the other 7 cubs have been killed. Please keep us posted on these 4 beautiful cubs Dan.

Vin Beni
Master Tracker

Loook forward to the update–thanks!
Any worry about the Avoca males on this group?

Barbi Evenson
Senior Digital Ranger

With the strength and longevity of the Birmingham males for fathers and the love and bravery of their mother’s
bringing the Ntsevu cubs back home…
May their journey continue to be blessed

Irene Henkes
Digital Tracker

I read somewhere that the remaining birmingham male has teamed up with a nkuhuma youngster…….. Perhaps they can get together!!!

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

What a great find Dan and Jess. But my heart goes out to the cubs and I sincerely hope that the mothers are able to keep them safe as it seems the cards are not really in their favour. Hoping you get to give us more in your update blog in the future. Great news though and thank you for sharing Dan 🙏🏻💕

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Thanks for the update Dan! It’s good to know these two females have managed to navigate the eastern territory long enough to raise their cubs past the baby stage and hopefully now that they’ve moved west, they can continue to stay under the radar of any resident males. I imagine the cubs won’t be safe until they reach the juvenile or sub-adult stage. These two lionesses really have exemplified “the love and heart of a mother”.

Lisa Antell
Master Tracker

Will be so sad if these cubs don’t survive…..but their mamas will try everything in their power to keep them safe.

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