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Kelsey Clark

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Kelsey has many fond memories of family camping trips across South Africa when she was growing up and for her, this sparked a growing love for the wilderness and opportunities to seek new adventures. Although she studied BComm Financial Management and spent five ...

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on The Tsalala Pride – Another Milestone

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Gawie Jordaan
Digital Tracker

The guts & Survival instincts this female has shown is purely incredible! Hopefully she will become part of a new pride soon.

Kelsey Clark
Contributor

I agree Gawie! We will certainly be keep a close eye and keep you updated.

Lisa
Explorer

I loved and respected her mother so much. It was devastating when she was killed. But I am so thankful that her daughter is using the skills she learnt from this wonderful lioness to continue the Tsalala name and keep herself in good stead. I’m praying for the best for this young lioness and her future ahead. Lord knows she certainly deserves it.

Kelsey Clark
Contributor

It is amazing to see her continue the Tsalala pride legacy and we can only hope she continues to do so!

Kylea Potvin
Explorer

It is impossible not to develop an attachment to these beautiful creatures after hearing about their beginnings and perseverence. I will be rooting for the success of the Tsalala lioness, and look forward to more updates on her!

Kelsey Clark
Contributor

Thanks Kylea, we are all rooting for her and we will certainly keep you updated!

Linda Bangs
Explorer

Thank you so much for the update on the Tsalala lioness. She continues to inspire…alone and against all odds!

Kelsey Clark
Contributor

My pleasure Linda, she sure does continue to defy the odds!

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Had the opportunity to see the Tailless Tsalala on my first visit, not realizing then that her end was imminent.
Sean’s blog in December 2021 (legacy of the Tsalala pride) referenced in this article is so detailed and informative.

Kelsey Clark
Contributor

I’m glad you got a chance to see the Tailless Tsalala and hopefully you will get a chance to see the Tsalala lioness on a future visit. I’m glad you enjoyed Sean’s blog too.

William Paynter
Master Tracker

Great report Kelsey, thanks for keeping us up to date on the Tasala female.

Kelsey Clark
Contributor

Thanks William, always a pleasure.

Kara Taylor
Master Tracker

We all root for the Tsalala lioness for sure. Wow that zebra kill sounded intense and I’m stunned that she climbed a tree and stole a kill from a leopard. She has nerve that is certain! Good for her finding any way forward she can.

Kelsey Clark
Contributor

She has really pulled off some amazing feats over the last year and I’m sure she will continue to do so 🙂

Michael Fleetwood
Digital Tracker

I am so hoping she manages to have the luck that her mother did (and the lone Southern Pride lioness did in the south) and raise some female cubs to maturity. If she’s got any ounce of her mother, great-grandmother, and aunts in her, I have no doubt she will be successful!

Kelsey Clark
Contributor

I hope so to Michael. She certainly has good genes on her side!

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Thank you very much for this update on the Tsalala Lioness, Kelsey.Somehow, I really like this lioness and love hearing that she is still doing well. It would be great if she could join some other lionesses and start a new pride together with them. She would be so much safer.
But anyway, she is fine and that’s so good.

Kelsey Clark
Contributor

My pleasure Christa, it is always great to see her and hear all the good updates.

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Kelsey I really do hope that she can team up with the Ntsevu females. It must be so lonely for the Tsalala female to be on her own, although we know she has defined all the odds against her. She is a go getter at all costs.

Kelsey Clark
Contributor

She really is a go-getter Valmai so I’m really hopeful she either expands the Tsalala pride herself or manages to integrate with another pride.

Tony McCutcheon
Explorer

Great article, fascinating story still being told.

Unfortunately theirs only one Northern Avoca left now. I’m pure gutted about Blondie and then Dark Mane just a few days ago.

Kelsey Clark
Contributor

Thank you Tony.
Yes, it is sad to see them go and their passing might also create another new dynamic to consider – we will be sure to keep you updated!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Thanks Kelsey for your article highlighting my favorite lioness, Tsalala. It’s hard to believe a year has passed since she lost her mother, but like her, she’s resilient and clever. I also would hope she could form a bond with another pride so she would have support when hunting and companionship – perhaps even meet one of the males when she’s ready to mate and and raise one or more cubs. Looking forward to her next story!

Kelsey Clark
Contributor

I’m glad you enjoyed the update Denise. It is crazy to realise a year has already passed! I’m very hopeful that she will be able to raise cubs successfully and continue the legacy of the Tsalala pride.

Lisa
Explorer

She was recently chased on Mala Mala by the two Ntsevu mothers with the two Birmingham cubs so I don’t think it’s likely that they would accept her. But it’s possible that she could form a bond with the sub-adult Ntsevu lioness. I certainly hope so. She needs long-term companionship.
Also, I hope when the time is right she finds other males than the Plains Camp coalition to mate with. There is much speculation that they were responsible for her mother’s death. It would be rather bittersweet if they were to sire her cubs.

Kelsey Clark
Contributor

Yes, we heard about that chase! and it is very unlikely for her to join up with them, especially while the two cubs are still so young. We can only speculate for now as to whether she will join up with another pride or lioness and who she will mate with but we will be sure to keep you updated.

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Top news this week! After the ostrich now the Tsalala female. I do hope she will find mates to form a pride, however, she is such a strong smart perfect lioness she is able to fend for herself. A shame for her mother that was a supreme selection by nature too. Hopefully she will continue the legacy! Thank you so much for his precious update !

Kelsey Clark
Contributor

My pleasure Francesca, I’m so glad you enjoyed the update. I am very hopeful she will continue the legacy of Tsalala pride by successfully raising her own cubs!

Chelsea Allard
Master Tracker

I always appreciate and update on the Tsalala female, although this time I’d hoped there was news of cubs. 😉 All in due time (I hope).

Kelsey Clark
Contributor

Not just yet, but I am hopeful too that cubs will be the update in the coming months! 🙂

Mike Dominici
Explorer

Great update on an amazing lioness! Her history and story of her young life is inspiring and remarkable. Survival is in her genes. She is a young warrior princess who has survived against all odds. Everyone hopes she finds a partner or pride. Life as a lone lion is incredibly dangerous and risky. Please keep us all updated on her. Thanks.

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

Kelsey I know I’m rather late with this reply, but I just had to say how much I enjoyed your blog on my absolute favorite Princess. She has done so well after the traumatic fight during Covid when her mother was attacked followed by her death. Just wonderful to know that she is managing so well and I truely hope that she finds a pride to belong too and a long life to follow. Thank you for sharing some lovely photos of Tsalala 🙏🏻

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