Such an amazing video this week Sean! I enjoyed seeing the cheetah duo, although disappointed the mother was not able to unleash her strength after spotting the Steenbok. It’s interesting to see the Birmingham and Nkuhuma males still very much in the heart of Londolozi given their rivals are close by. As the Birmingham male was with the two Ntsevu females, could they be the mothers of his or his brother’s remaining cubs?
Tsalala looks wonderful and it’s terrific she has an aunt to take the place of her mother, so to speak. They seem to be very affectionate now, but things may change if the Mhagene female gives birth. Time will reveal Tsalala’s reaction when the time comes.
Today’s Virtual Safari sees us following up on the mother cheetah and her sub0adult male the following morning after last week’s story. We find them perched on a termite mound taking in the early morning light and scanning for any danger and prey. After a while, the mother notices something and begins to stalk. The young male watches very closely, absorbing all the hunting experience he can from his successful mother.
We take the afternoon drive to find the Birmingham Coalition who were in separate areas. Starting with the Nkuhuma Male who reveals himself and rests on the edge of the airstrip. Then we head across to the Birmingham Male who had found two of the Ntsevu Females nearby to where we left him in the morning.
Lastly, we have some exciting news about the Tsalala Female which we have not yet released. She has found a companion and has been roaming around with a Mhangeni Lioness for the last few weeks.
Enjoy this Virtual Safari…
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It is very interesting to see them here indeed, however they are still somewhat displaying nomadic behaviour with many other coalitions in the surrounding areas. The two Ntsevu lionesses that he was with are the mothers of his (or his brother’s) remaining cubs. Those two lionesses as well as their cubs were seen elsewhere on the reserve during this time (quite far away). Time will indeed tell, Denise!