The Lions Are Taking Over

Undoubtedly the most exceptional thing about being part of the Greater Kruger National Park is that the game can move freely over hundreds of kilometers, unaffected by fences or borders.

Yesterday presented exact evidence of what this means when on safari at Tanda Tula in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Early in the morning we found some fresh lion tracks, and after following up we discovered a pride of young male lions on not one but two buffalo kills.

Who were these lions? Which pride did they stem from? Having never seen these specific lions before we can only assume that these incredible creatures in the prime of their lives have moved into part of the Tanda Tula traversing area within the Timbavati, from either the Klaserie or the Kruger Park.

The fact that they had successfully made two buffalo kills is extraordinary, and is an indication of the power and strength these young lions possess. We can only hope they decide to hang around and establish their territory, hopefully mating with some of the local females, otherwise they will move on until they find an area suitable to sustain themselves while they continue to grow and flourish and are ready to take over another coalition’s region.

 

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