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Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:13 am

Two lion brothers fight over lioness

All's fair in love and war...

This seems to be the case in both the human and animal love triangles, as two massive lion brothers have been filmed fighting for mating rights with a lioness in the Kalahari.

The two black-maned beasts can be seen kicking up the red Kalahari dust... But the cause of their quarrel only becomes clear when a lioness appears in the background, and the cats jump up to pursue the lady.

The footage was captured at Tswalu Kalahari private game reserve in the Northern Cape by Rodger Bowren, who posted it to YouTube.

Bowren describes it as the most epic lion fight. "The love-lost between these two brothers can be seen as they compete for the right to mate with one of the Northern Pride females."

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Few predators are as majestic and powerful as the African lion. But the incredible creatures are being targeted by hunters, bone-collectors and entertainment facilities across the globe.

Canned hunting, in which African lions are bred to be killed by international hunters, is still legal and happening in South Africa despite global controversy and calls to stop it.

In addition, many lions and big cats are still being exploited in circuses and entertainment centres.

Small victories do occur, however. In April this year, 33 lions were flown to freedom in South Africa from South America, where they were rescued from circuses.

The lions came into the country roaring and were clearly delighting in their new found freedom. Unfortunately, however, two of these lionesses died after succumbing to a naturally occurring toxin earlier in June.

The remaining 31 rescued lions remain at Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary. This safe space was opened by Savannah Heuser in 2012 and it has no breeding policy, nor is it open to the public.

If you'd like to see lions in the wild - the only way to see them in all their splendour - why not head to the Kruger National Park for a #WinterEscape?

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Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:20 am

Must be a very pretty lioness! ;-)

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Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:06 am

Whoa! Pride of 15 lions drinking water side-by-side is pure Kruger bliss

]It's no secret that winter season in South Africa is also the best Kruger season of the year.

At the moment, the park is packed to the brim with school holidaymakers, immersing themselves in the wild bushveld with their family and friends.

It's almost a guarantee that all park visitors will get to see amazing sightings. Only a select few, however, will see those once-in-a-lifetime wildlife sightings.

One such Kruger visitor, photographer Siobain Shead, recently experienced such a once-in-a-lifetime sighting when she spotted and snapped 15 Kruger lionesses sipping water side by side.

The sighting happened on her second day in the Kruger, at Ingwe Donga, along the S1 route. On the first day, Shead says she spotted a massive herd of impala drinking water at the very same spot.

Take a look:

Pride of 15 lions sipping water side-by-side is the best Kruger sighting ever

Re: Lion

Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:44 am

Nice sighting. \O

Re: Lion

Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:23 pm

wow joli O/\ ^Q^

Re: Lion

Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:47 am

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WATCH: 5 Must-see lion close-ups in the Kruger


We've gotten so accustomed to seeing those action-packed lion kills in South Africa that a mere lion sighting just won't do these days... Our daily lives in SA are filled with incredible natural spectacles - making it both a blessing and a curse to live in one of the best safari destinations on the globe.

But that's the wrong attitude. You have to appreciate the biggest of 'Wow' moments, as well as the small wonders - whether they include lions, leopard toads or larks.

Lions are hunters, yes. But most of their days are spent strolling about, or sleeping lazily under a tree. If you've seen a lion kill live, you've witnessed a once-in-a-lifetime sighting (and we're super envious of you for it!). But the odds are greater for travellers to see lions in their passive form.

That's why we love this new video compilation showing lions close up and personal, being the lazy, passive creatures they are most of their days.

The footage includes a close up shot of lions mating right next to tourists' vehicle, a shot of a lioness with a tiny cub launching a killer attack on another female... and more! Take a look: 5 Up-close and personal lion encounters in the Kruger

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WATCH: 5 Must-see lion close-ups in the Kruger
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Cape Town - We've gotten so accustomed to seeing those action-packed lion kills in South Africa that a mere lion sighting just won't do these days... Our daily lives in SA are filled with incredible natural spectacles - making it both a blessing and a curse to live in one of the best safari destinations on the globe.

But that's the wrong attitude. You have to appreciate the biggest of 'Wow' moments, as well as the small wonders - whether they include lions, leopard toads or larks.

Lions are hunters, yes. But most of their days are spent strolling about, or sleeping lazily under a tree. If you've seen a lion kill live, you've witnessed a once-in-a-lifetime sighting (and we're super envious of you for it!). But the odds are greater for travellers to see lions in their passive form.

That's why we love this new video compilation showing lions close up and personal, being the lazy, passive creatures they are most of their days.

The footage includes a close up shot of lions mating right next to tourists' vehicle, a shot of a lioness with a tiny cub launching a killer attack on another female... and more! Take a look: 5 Up-close and personal lion encounters in the Kruger


Cornel Rademeyer posted the video to the YouTube channel Kruger National Park. The footage was shot by visitors to SA's iconic Kruger Park.

Despite being very docile in these shots, the lions are obviously uber-alert and powerful creatures that can kill humans with a single bite.

Some of the footage in the compilation highlights the need for Kruger visitors to adhere to rules of the Park, like not rolling down windows whilst on a game drive - especially when there are hormone-ridden lions around!

Re: Lion

Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:53 pm

Number 4 doesn't seem particularly happy with the "competition" lol

Re: Lion

Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:01 pm

Some amazing close-up action!! ^Q^ ^Q^

Re: Lion

Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:57 pm

I feel the people should have given these animals more space and not stop almost on top of them.

Re: Lion

Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:12 pm

I just love the comment " Start the f....... car . Its going to eat our F.... tyres " =O: =O: =O: =O: =O: =O: =O: