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A breathtaking sighting of the nine Breakaway lion cubs, by Cedric Dold

While on a game drive recently, we came across the nine Breakaway lion cubs resting on a termite mound. As is typical of lion cubs, they were all too inquisitive of us. As we watched them in fascination, we could hear their mother calling from not so far away. We waited in anticipation of the …
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The Matimba and Styx lion pride take their cubs on a morning adventure

The fresh part of the morning was over, and the cool drainage lines were warming up nicely on the banks. We had viewed the Styx female lions enter the den site, and decided to hang around at a pan close by in the hope that they might bring out their youngsters for a bit of …
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Interesting times ‘lion’ ahead of us, by ranger Sean Gilbert

On the afternoon of the 20th April, the Breakaway/Mangeni lion pride was soundly sleeping just off the airstrip close to the lodge. A herd of buffalo was grazing alongside impala and wildebeest – all just peacefully going about their business. A little later on in the afternoon, we came upon two sleeping Matimba male lions …
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The newest additions to the styx lion pride, by ranger Dries Jordaan

  As you all probably know (being such astute cat enthusiasts), the Styx lion pride consists of two sub-adult males, two sub-adult females and two adult females. The dominant male of the pride, the Nkuhuma male, is absent most of the time as he roams his boundaries, marking territory and looking for other ladies. One …
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Interactions between different animal species, by ranger Dries Jordaan

  Usually if one conjures up the image of different species interacting, the animals of typical imaginings are wildebeest and zebra, or impalas and vervet monkeys. But every now and then as a field guide, we come across a very unique and highly unexpected combination. This has happened to me twice in as many weeks!  It …
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Ranger’s Diary 17 – 23 March 2013

Sunday Another great week lay in store for us. The start to the morning was a bit distressing as we found our female cheetah, but with only two of her cubs. The three looked very stressed and the female kept contact calling, looking towards the east. After sitting with her for some time, we decided …
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