Lion (Panthera leo)
The time has finally arrived.
Yes, the cubs made their appearance on the 14th of March. The Conservation Management Team informed us that they have been spotted close to site 22, of which is very close to Pad Sonder Naam where we have seen the Lioness on the Zebra kill and disappeared for quite some time, while they were feeding with their Mother on a Impala kill. It seems that she had given birth to the cubs even before December. Their tracks have been seen currently on Pad Sonder Naam, the Mother and the Cubs. We are just so happy to have 4 more Cubs added to our Lion Pride.
The Lion that was first introduced on the Reserve has met up with the older one of the 2 Lionesses, introduced end of last year, and they were seen mating as well, while the younger Lioness is alone and hunting successfully whilst the duration courtship proceeds which would last about 3 days, they will separate after that, and the 2 Lionesses will join up with each other again.
The Male introduced with the 2 Lionesses is still in the north western area of the Reserve.
A new Lion – 8 Year Old Male will be released at the 2nd of April at exactly 17:00 according to information. The history of the Lion is that he was moved from Welgevonden a mere 7 years ago to Dinokeng Private Game Reserve when he was approximately 1 year old. This Lion would be the biggest Male on Welgevonden of all the Lions. We are very excited to see him and to show you some Photos of this Massive Male within a few days, when we get to see him for the first time.