Lion (Panthera Leo)
We have had some really great sightings of lions this past month, both prides has been seen almost every day. The western pride has been hanging around the central part of the reserve making them easy to get to from the lodge. The Thembe male has been mating with one of the lionesses and the four sub-adult cubs are growing really fast and it will soon be time for them to start hunting with the mothers. The young lioness of the southern pride has become a much better hunter and we were lucky enough to witness the two lionesses hunting a Red Hartebeest. The Dinokeng male has been venturing down into the Sterkstroom, marking his territory and making his presence known for the Thembe male.