My first week!

From Thanda’s dominant male Lions point of view …

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“It was a hard first week, but what a place! As soon as they let me out of the boma – which was pretty nice, by the way, with full room service and everything – the Thanda Lion ladies were most hospitable…

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… The first three days I spent with the most experienced female of the North pride and when she left I was pretty exhausted …

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… From time to time these strange rolling animals with lots of round eyes came by. One can’t eat them so I just ignore them …

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… On Thursday a younger Lion lady showed up and she was very forthcoming. But I was just too tired. Maybe next week …

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… I was just “lion” around when another of these large animals with the round eyes came by – it must like me!  It followed me for a while …

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… when I heard another male roaring. I decided to investigate. The funny animal was still following me ?:-)

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… I showed it how to sharpen my claws – just in case! …

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… and then the strange animal almost got stuck in the muddy ground – which gave me quite a scare – Now it is gone and I will have a little rest – what a first week!”

This is a “record” of the new male Lion’s first week at Thanda Private Game Reserve, observed by many Thanda guests (sitting in the strange rolling animals with the round eyes :-).