Lion (Panthera leo)
This mother of 4 is still very skittish. She avoids vehicles and any animals at all costs.
The cubs are very close to 6 months now, the mother is still moving the cubs from East to West and a little bit to the north and all the way to the south again all in one Month. This just proves how stealthy and careful this Lioness is. She is an astoundingly good mother.
He was seen in the month of June all over the whole reserve, he would also vocalise a lot and, would join the Welgevonden Lioness with his 4 cubs from time to time, as their tracks have been seen together and they have been spotted from a distance.
He is also living in harmony with the 2 Tswalo Lionesses as they are hunting together. The Tembe Lion also mated with one Lioness as they were seen leaving the younger lioness behind and moved off to the north.
The biggest Lion that was only seen around the south of the reserve has finally moved up north and again up to the Boma where he was released. He is successfully hunting and in very good condition. He is beginning to explore more of the Reserve but does not vocalise at all until last night.
He made his way down from the north-east, into Clifftop Lodge. It was a amazing experience to hear the Dinokeng Male Roar in Clifftop Lodge, due to the location of the lodge his roar echoed off the mountains, was a humbling experience..
This Lion would be the youngest lion. Released with the 2 Tswalo lionesses, I previously mentioned he moved to the north west of the reserve and seems to be sticking to that area. He moved little bit south in the middle of June but then just went back up to the West Gate area.