Lion (Panthera Leo)
Thembe our male lion and his 2 female wife’s came close to the lodge and made a Wildebeest kill. This was exciting as we have not had a kill so close to the lodge in a long time. The night before they were spotted close to site 43 moving to the Eastern side. We had great sightings this month. Thembe and the Dinokeng Male Lion were seen a few times chasing each other. Female lions are the primary hunter of the group. They are smaller and more agile than males but since their prey is still generally faster than them, they use teamwork to bring an animal down. Fanning out, they form a semi circle, with the smaller, weaker lionesses herding the prey towards the centre. The stronger female knocks the animal down and make the kill.