Category Archives: Lions of Madikwe

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The Mighty Sounds Of Future Lion Kings

Having been guiding in Madikwe for just over 2 years now, I have been treated to some of the most magical moments this reserve has had to offer. There is however a certain group of youngsters that have captured me from the first time I ever got to view them. Now, when I first saw …
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Busting some myths about lion behaviour

When it comes to animal behaviour, never say never. In fact, most people who spend a lot of time in the bush continuously witness behaviour that is believed not to happen or has never been recorded. The reality is that animals act of their own free will, and don’t always follow the rules of textbooks. …
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The Lenyalo lion pride takes over

The Lenyalo Pride is regularly seen by guests at Madikwe Safari Lodge. They occupy a territory in the northeastern section of Madikwe. Until recently, the pride consisted of three males, three females and four cubs. A few months ago, two of the cubs were unfortunately killed by intruder males, referred to as the Bakgatla males. …
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Vlog: When the King speaks…

For as long as man has walked the earth no other animal has been more admired by humans than the King of the bush, the Lion.  We fear them. We respect them. We are fascinated by them. They are the ultimate predator. Natural hunters that keep the circle of life alive.  They are the one …
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Lions of Madikwe – The “Modimo” Brothers

  Madikwe is home to 2 coalitions consisting of 3 male lions each. One of these coalitions calls the northeastern section of Madikwe home, as this is the area in which all three of them were born and raised.  The park rangers took one look at these three cubs and immediately knew they had to …
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How the hyena fooled the lioness

The Keutimetsi pride had made a blue wildebeest kill during the night and Field Guide Donald Davis and his guests caught up with them as they were gorging themselves. The meal was just about finished and the lions were moving to nearby Black Thorn thicket to sleep off their bulging bellies. Out of sight of …
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