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Nhlanguleni 3:2 Female

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Sean Zeederberg

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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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on Virtual Safari: Ultimate Game Drive Highlights #142

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Gawie Jordaan
Digital Tracker

WOW! What an amazing Sighting!It is incredible to see the Nhlanguleni female taking a big ram like that and succeeding in killing it. I will be watching it a few times!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

It really was an incredible sighting.

Anthony Jonville
Explorer

Hello Sean,
I would like to thank you from France for the job you and your team do on this blog
Around July I watched a video about rise and fall of mapogo colation. From what I understood: this coaltion was and maybe still is the most famous coaltion of lion and I saw they were located around sabi sand.
I made some research to try to find kind of forum or blog about this reserve because and I was interesting in seeing the nature in real time (lions but not only…. leopard, hyenas, cheetah….) It is with pleasure that I read each week some artciles here with some storytelling (example: tsalala pride).
It enables us to be aware of rise and fall of pride/coaltion from the other side of the planet 🙂

Tony McCutcheon
Explorer

If it wasn’t for the Mapogo’s I wouldn’t be here. I fell in love with their story and if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have learned to appreciate lions in general so much.

Especially them but I do what I can to learn all about all the lion coalitions from Sabi Sands, past and present.

Rangers and the like will probably be sick of hearing about them but theirs no denying their impact and they will have gained so much customers from them alone. They have been brought up in conversation on Wild Earth 2 or 3 times in the last 6 weeks when the last one died in 2013. They truly are the undisputed kings of Sabi Sands.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Hi Anthony, I am so glad that you are able to see into our world from the other side of the planet and we are able to share with you some of the amazing things we see here. The Mapogo were an impressive coalition, along with many other lions that have been viewed around here. We post daily blogs on this website and then every Sunday there is a video of something that has happened here at Londolozi.

William Paynter
Master Tracker

Sean, what an encounter with the leopard, hyenas, and lions. The survival of the fittest or strongest is evident for sure.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Sean! What an incredible sighting! Wow!!!!

Debra Matott
Senior Digital Ranger

Beautiful, a three in one sighting! Loved the interaction!

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Hi Sean, What an amazing sighting!
And what bad luck for the Nhlanguleni female to lose her hard earned meal.
It is sad that this Impala had to die. Nature is really not for sensitive nerves in some cases.
However, how exciting that the hyenas arrived on the spot so fast and in such numbers that the leopard had no chance at all. And as the cherry on top of it all the arrival of the lions chasing the hyenas away.
It must be really hard for a leopard having to watch from a distance how her nice meal was devoured by others in only a few minutes. She could have fed on this ram for days if she had had the chance to drag it up into a tree.
Thanks for this super exciting video!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

OMG, that was both an amazing and heartbreaking video. The laws of nature are cruel at times, but as a believer in karma, Nhlanguleni will succeed in catching another meal. She was brilliant in bringing that large ram down, as I’m sure he weighed more than her but those jaws and paws…. The ending was an even bigger surprise – the Ntsevu racing in to claim the remains, but even more cheeky was the lioness who claimed a rib section for herself! Alas, eventually she had to share. Terrific episode this week Sean!!

Linda Horodas
Explorer

What an amazing experience. I have never witnessed anything like that in all my hundreds of safaris. Well done, Sean!

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Absolutely incredible to see the kill from the Nhlanguleni female, just a pity she could not even get a taste on the kill before the hyenas came and stole it from her. Just goes to show anything is possible in the wild. I felt sorry for her hard earned kill going to the thieves of the bush.

Lisa Antell
Master Tracker

Leopards will never ever cease to amaze me. Wow! Just love Nhlanguleni!

Tony McCutcheon
Explorer

Wow, seeing the leopard jump and take the impala with it was insane! You’ve got to admire their raw athleticism.

Those pesky hyenas, gotta love em.

Paul Canales
Master Tracker

Wow Sean, that was crazy! And an amazing example of just how the survival of the fittest works in real time.

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