Lion (Panthera Leo)
This month we have been very lucky with numerous sightings of both the western and southern prides. As usual the Tembe and Dinokeng male lions have been very busy with marking and patrolling their territories. And from what we can see it seems as if on two occasions the two males got into fights. Both Tembe and Dinokeng had scars to the face but both boys have healed up nicely and are good and healthy. Male lions will fight with each other if they are from opposing prides or territories. They do so to assert dominance to gain more territory and females. The lionesses are also doing well. The western pride females ventured down into the Sterkstroom Valley where they killed a Wildebeest before heading back to the north. In the southern pride the older female is looking very pregnant nothing has been confirmed but if our suspicions are correct in about 110 days there should be little lion cubs running around. So fingers crossed!