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Kyle Gordon


Kyle was born and raised in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. His childhood was spent scurrying barefooted along the banks of various rivers and dams, fishing rod ever-in-hand, enjoying the beauty and freedom of outdoors. Kyle obtained a degree in construction from UCT ...

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on Conflict in the Lion Kingdom: a Territorial Dispute

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I’m glad they didn’t fight, I hate it when they fight very heartbreaking to see. So much unnecessary suffering

Incredible! I love the new guy on the block! He is a specimen.

How exciting Kyle! By reading your account of this wild encounter, I suspect the days, weeks ahead will continue to offer amazing viewing of the young adventure seeking Skorro as he tries to navigate his way around the nature, established Ndhzengas. Great accompanying photos!

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great images and great story!!!

Kyle, What an exciting morning for you and your guests! We are hoping that the Skorro Male can connect with Tsalala Female. They are both on their own right now!

Well Kyle we knew sooner or later there will be a confrontation between the male lions. So very glad that they did not fight. But I must admit the Skorro male is a huge and stunning lion.

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Fantastic reveal of the “blow by blow” excitement and confrontation…which wasn’t!!! Thanks for sharing the thrill of the escalation of the potential encounter!

Great story, Kyle! Seeing a charging lion would indeed be awesome! I like this Skorro male – he seems to be gutsy and brave besides being handsome. I’m looking forward to seeing how his story develops!

The new guy on the block looks like he could be quite the contender…
Another day….

So glad there wasn’t a fight. Also glad the gorgeous Talamati girls got out of there to safety too! ❤️❤️❤️

What a wonderful morning for you and your guests.
We saw the Talamati lionesses today in the southern part. The who is with whom of these lions is really interesting and a bit confusing.

Kyle, great day in lion country. Thanks for the peek into the lion’s den at Londolozi.

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So relieved there wasn’t a fight. I cannot imagine anyone wanting to see two gorgeous animals rip each other apart. The Skorro Breakaway male is spectacular. I hope he sticks around and stays safe.

I love that scoundrel loner, the Skorro Breakaway Male!!! Glad he waiting for another day, hopefully when he’s feeling more ready for the inevitable conflict!

Wow we felt like we were in the Land Rover with you! What an exciting morning it sounds like you had!!! Thanks for a really descriptive pothole-free ride!!!!

Hi, luckily those gorgeous kings do not fight as often as we think… they all want to go on living and thriving, so fighting comes when there’s no other chance. Wonderful specimens and photos, a lion paradise. Fingers crossed for the lonely lady, Tsalala, and this new gorgeous guy

Kyle, I’m very envious of you and Chris and your guests, and thanks for taking us all along for the ride! I wonder if Skorro knows there are 2 Ndzhenga males..?
I’m hoping he’s still around when I come back in November.

Love the photos and the story. It was an absolute pleasure to be there that day with you all! Miss you guys already!

Great story, I’d love to see something like that.

Ndhzengas are brilliant, I hope we have them around for ages yet.

I’m so glad you go to see some action without any harm to any of the lions involved. Let’s hope these two groups can coexist in near, but separate territories.

What an epic morning ride! So happy I was able to experience this drive with you guys. Hope you are well.

Great sighting! Love the action shots…..especially of the male running at full tilt!

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