After hearing lions calling all night we get out into the crisp fresh morning game drive to find a new male lion that has been making his name known on Londolozi, the Skorro Breakaway Male. He is a male that comes from a little further north of here and in fact, this was my first time seeing him and I was impressed.
Upon finding him, he continued to move around scent-marking and calling. Proclaiming the parts of Londolozi to the west of our camps as his own. Now, this is territory that has only relatively recently been occupied by the young but up-and-coming Black Dam Males. I think the Skorro Breakaway Male could probably hold his own against each of the Black Dam Males if it was a one-versus-one, but having the numbers stacked against him it probably isn’t a wise idea to be strutting around as bravely as he was.
We follow him for a while before he eventually led us into the Sand River and we were unable to follow him. As we were leaving, Andrea found the two Black Dam Males in pursuit of this rival in silence, following his scent they led us into the river very near to where we lost the Skorro Breakaway Male. With it warming up they settled in the shade and after watching some elephants walk past we decide that any action is only likely to happen after dark.
Late that evening, the Black Dam Males hear another lion calling close by and set off after him. And in the cover of darkness, they drive this rival out.
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