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Nkuhumas split and a possibly pregnant Kuchawa…

As previously reported, there has been some interesting developments in the lion dynamics lately. Ranger Sabastion Wayne took a closer look and had the following to report: “The featured good-looking sub-adult male lion, about three and a half years old, is one of the Talamati males that has been hanging around with some of the …
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Memorable sightings at Arathusa Safari Lodge recently – by ranger Sabastion Wayne

I’m going to start off with probably the best sighting of the month for me – just because of how rare and elusive this animal is to find sometimes. What also makes this sighting extra special, is the fact that we managed to see a youngster with its mom and even managed to get a …
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Bumbling Nyala Baby Pays The Ultimate Price

Early on a chilly Spring morning, the Styx Pride was lying huddled together for warmth. Even though we didn’t expect much activity, we sat with them for half an hour – and who could blame us for staying? We were enjoying the breeze and had blankets and coffee waiting in thermos flasks in the back. …
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The Styx Ladies – Still Going Strong

Over the past week or so, we have seen the return of the infamous, and sometimes elusive, Styx lionesses and their youngsters. We had some epic sightings, managing to watch them twice on a kill – just missing by mere seconds seeing them bring down a young zebra. We did, however, hear the commotion right …
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The Styx cubs and the Birmingham males, by ranger Cedric Dold

On one of our morning game drives recently, we tracked the Styx lion pride. Along the path, we could also see the tracks of their cubs. We followed these tracks for a good hour before we came upon the lions on a buffalo kill. The young ones were playing around while the females fed on …
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Injured buffalo at Arathusa, by ranger Sean Gilbert

Winter is in full swing and the bush has changed. The trees are bare and the dust abundant. A few evenings earlier during dinner, we watched as a clan of hyenas snapped and harassed an injured old female buffalo near the waterhole. The injury she had sustained seemed to be a big enticement for the …
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An end of an era for the Styx females, by Cedric Dold

It was a sad day for all, as we came across the five Birmingham male lions. Next to them was one of the Styx female lions looking ravaged. It was clear that she had been brutally attacked by the males. The lioness had been critically wounded – so much so that she literally faded away …
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Update on the Styx pride and the 2 Matimba male lions, by Cedric Dold

As the five Birmingham male lions slowly make their way further and deeper into the two Matimba male’s territory, the Styx pride are becoming more vulnerable to the highly likely onslaught of the advancing coalition. Understandably, the Styx and the Matimbas have not left one another’s sides, as they are clearly aware that of the …
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Trouble for the Styx lion pride, by ranger Cedric Dold

Troubled times surely lie ahead for the Styx lion pride as the five Birmingham male lions are starting to make headway into the Matimba coalition’s domain. As the five males came into contact with two of the Styx females and the three cubs, all hell broke lose! The five Birmingham males got hold of two …
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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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