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Leopard Diaries

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24 August to 30 August 2009

By Liam Rainier

24 August to 30 August

9 August to 17 August 2009

By Liam Rainier

9 August to 17 August17august1
Once again for the third week in a row the Leopard diaries should really be called the lion diaries, as we have seen lions on everyday this past week, and it has not only been one pride. We have had the 3 Tsalala females and their 8 cubs on the property and all are looking great. The other pride that was seen was seen this week was the Styx Pride with the 4 females and 5 cubs. They had quite a week as on one occasion they had killed a zebra mare and had just started to feed when two unknown males probably from the Manyeleti ran in and chased them off. The 3 females turned and fought one of the males while the fourth female took the 5 cubs and moved them to safety. This is the first sighting of these two male lions and they certainly made their presence felt, by not allowing any vehicle closer than 40 meters. They would growl and snarl at the vehicles from that distance. This commotion then prompted the return of the 2 Mapogo males and they made a welcome return to the area. They gave the message to these two other males and the intruders moved off.

3 August to 10 August 2009

By Liam Rainier

3 August to 10 August 2009


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