Lion (Panthera Leo)
We were lucky with lions this month as we saw the Southern Pride making kills a couple of times. Another morning we went on safari looking for these majestic cats, but they were playing hide and seek as we struggled to find them. We then decided to stop for our morning game drive coffee on an open area with nice view of the reserve. We scanned the area with our binoculars and we saw a lot of relaxed zebra and wildebeest grazing. We then said we not going to see the lions that morning, but five minutes later we saw zebra and wildebeest running towards us making snorting sound through their nose warning everyone of danger. 200 meters away from us, wildebeest was on the ground, legs in the air and a lion on top of it. For some reason, the wildebeest managed to free its self and escaped the lion attack. We followed the lions and we realised they had already made another zebra kill prior to the wildebeest. We watched them feeding and every one of us was just excited with our morning encounter and experience. The western pride is still hanging around Nyala plains and Thembe male is often seen coming back to the central of the reserve making his territory.