A New White Lion Cub in the Klaserie
Dec20

A New White Lion Cub in the Klaserie

After some speculation over the past few months about a pregnant female lion in the Klaserie, it seems that there is indeed a new addition! Guests at Africa on Foot  had one of the most spectacular and rarest sightings this morning when they came across a tawny lioness and her little white lion cub. There was a sub-adult male with the mother and baby and they were lying in the grass deep within the Ross Pride Territory in the Klaserie...

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No such thing as “Sustainable Lion Hunting” – by Brett Thomson
Apr10

No such thing as “Sustainable Lion Hunting” – by Brett Thomson

I remember reading somewhere that Derek & Beverley Joubert (the famous Nat Geo Wildlife Filmmakers) who have worked with wild lions for almost 20 years said that for every dominant male lion hunted, another 14 lions die as a result of the carnage created in the pride dynamics.   So the below from LionAid  & Pieter Kat is another nail in the coffin of hunters looking to hunt Male Lions in their prime.   “Those who...

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The Mapogo Lions Heritage – by Courteney Blunden
Nov15

The Mapogo Lions Heritage – by Courteney Blunden

Courteney Blunden, owner of Africa on Foot, used to guide in the Sabi Sand. He reflects on what lions mean to a guide, as well as the Mapogo Lions Heritage and another emerging Mega-Pride in the Kruger Park. “For as long as man has roamed the African plains, forests, mountains and deserts, he has shared this space with a multitude of creatures great and small; from giant elephants to tiny fire ants. But no creature captivates...

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White Lion War at the Kruger – by Brett Thomson
Sep03

White Lion War at the Kruger – by Brett Thomson

Guests of Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp were treated to a very rare and special sighting the other day. Both camps are located in the Klaserie area of the Kruger Park and are home to the Big Five, as well as the special wild white lions! The resident pride for both camps is the Ross Pride. This is a very special pride of lions as over the past two years they have battled against the loss of their original pride males, which...

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Ghost Male Lions look to take over the Machaton Pride – by Brett Thomson
Jul16

Ghost Male Lions look to take over the Machaton Pride – by Brett Thomson

News from Motswari, Tanda Tula and Kings Camp is that the Machaton Pride is due for a take-over pretty soon. All three camps have reported on the presence of two new males – nicknamed the Ghost Males – that have arrived into area after the vacuum left by the Timbavati Males. These two males have already killed two of the seven sub-adult males of the Machaton Pride. The last juvenile Machaton male was killed when the two new males...

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Mapogo Lion Conquerors doing well – by Brett Thomson
Jul13

Mapogo Lion Conquerors doing well – by Brett Thomson

Paddy and the team at Savanna have sent out the below update: “The lions have enjoyed a successful hunting period, especially the Selati males that have continued their onslaught on the buffalo and managed to bring down two buffalo bulls on separate occasions. This meant that viewing was primarily of them feeding and lazing around the carcasses. The Ottawa females joined the Selati males at the second kill and the males soon forgot...

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Mapogo Lions chased towards Earth Lodge – by Brett Thomson
Jul10

Mapogo Lions chased towards Earth Lodge – by Brett Thomson

Richard de Gouveia from Sabi Sabi reports this morning that one of the Mapogo was seen running at high speed past Earth Lodge, and in hot pursuit were the Kruger Males. The sighting was accompanied by lots of roaring and aggression! It was before game drive, so they were not able to follow immediately. On subsequent follow ups it seems that it was a small altercation with minor injuries. The fact that the Mapogo lions have now been...

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