Aggression and Family Life!

What a sighting!

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This afternoon the Thanda guests got a great display of Lion family life combined with signs of aggression!

When Thanda’s dominant male and his family (two adult females and six cubs) walked out onto a savanna area they were greeted by the presence of another adult male Lion.

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The older female showed immediate signs of aggression towards the second male. A growling match followed. Thanda’s dominant male just observed the situation and placed himself between the second male and his pride.

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They all settled on the side of a road and they remained there for a long time. While the adults had their shouting match the little ones grouped around one of the females, played a bit and had a little snooze 🙂

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An exciting day for Thanda’s young Lions and for our guests!

2 Responses to “Aggression and Family Life!”

  1. Iva Rauswall Frisk

    Thanks for sharing the wonderful wild life at Thanda. Nice to have parents around you to protect you…

    Reply
  2. Lisa W

    What an Awesome sighting! A great day for your guest. Have yo been able to determine the sexes of the three cubs from an earlier post? I still think it’s two girls and a boy.Have A Great One!

    Reply

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