There might be a second pride of lions in formation in Nairobi National Park at the moment & here is the chancer – a young lion often bullied in the past by the dominant male Ujonjo. Could these 4 lionesses be Gammyleg & (now adult) cubs?
So he gets his chance to mate…..the lions (estimated 25-30) in the park are doing well with the plethora of food -dead cattle & all the grazers in the wider ecosystem all in the park right now owing to the drought…..
Notice the grazing buffalo in the background.
Our male takes on a cow buffalo, who according to Rob who took these pics was very weak. Several buffalo have been reported dead in the last week. Could a nasty bacteria or virus have been introduced o the park by the hundreds of grazing cattle which are in the park every day?
The kill -Rob says “they danced around til he got the drop….”
It is actually a good thing for the NNP lions to learn how to take on buffalo, given that both populations of lions & buffaloes are growing at a fast rate. In the past very few buffalo have been brought down by the lions……
Well deserved meal…..
His posture tells it all………