Lion Cubs in NNP

By Will Knocker Pics by Margy Scott:

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A week or two ago, visitors & I came across Lady Leonie in the Mokoyeti valley..

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And what did she have with her?

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Too sweet for words, though the little cub doesn’t look too healthy: mortality amongst lion cubs is very high..

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Vultures: for which NNP is one of the most important breeding & feeding habitat in the country, await their turn

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Lady Leonie was on a buffalo kill, though whether she killed it alone or not was not clear..

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This was the lioness driven into the flooding Mokoyeti river by thoughtless tourists trying to get closer to her to film..

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She tries (& fails) to drag the buffalo carcass into a more unobtrusive spot..

In spite of the recent lion losses (Lemek & Mohawk) there are still plenty of lions in NNP…

Long may this be the case! Long Live NNP!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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