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Cam Chat Nkorho and Elephant Plains - Tuesday 8 January 2008

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Cam Chat Nkorho and Elephant Plains - Tuesday 8 January 2008

~~New Day Nkorho Cam Chat~~

Tuesday 8 January 2008

Don't forget, NK for Nkorho and EP for Elephant Plains...

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I have a thought...I don't know whether or not this is feasible, but it would be helpful (to me, at least Smiling ) if members had the ability to choose a few favorite forums that would appear on the sidebar, showing whether there are any new posts there. I tend not to jump around from forum to forum much, and I'm sure I miss a lot of good things. Would that work?

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It looks like the waterhole has turned into a bird bath...lol

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katja wrote:

Thanks a lot, Swift!

Both topics belong in the same forum, so I moved the Styx Pride topic to the 'All things wildlife' forum.

Well just me being a "lover" of libraries and archives plus I like the info and stories at this forum, it was just a thought   Eye-wink

So Katja, thanks for putting them together in the same part of the Boma !

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WildCall wrote:
Thanks sooooo much, guys, for setting up separate threads for the lion discussions. Just curious if one should be added for leopard discussions as well.....?

Another great idea. We just don't have time in class to look all this up and when it's in separate categories it makes it a whole lot easier. I would think the same would apply be for most on here. Instead of having to go through page after page to find something on Lions versus Leopard etc, separate threads would help a lot...IMHO

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Thanks sooooo much, guys, for setting up separate threads for the lion discussions. Just curious if one should be added for leopard discussions as well.....?

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Thank you so much Katja. This should make researching all of this a whole lot easier.

A Plus from us....Smiling

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Swift wrote:

Question:

The Mapogo topic is in All Things Wildlife and the Stix topic in the Wateringhole. For those searching in a "logical" way through the Boma, should those 2 topics not be in the same part of it?

Thanks a lot, Swift!

Both topics belong in the same forum, so I moved the Styx Pride topic to the 'All things wildlife' forum.

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GiGisMom wrote:

When the Split Rock Male was running from the Rollercoaster Males and hanging with the Styx girls, they mated with both. Some would stay with Split Rock and others would go mate with the Rollercoasters. Smart? Yes, at that time it looked like the Rollercoaster Males were taking over. All of the males would protect them. Now they have been seen mating with the Mapogos, who are obviously taking over. Hopefully, the Mapogos don't have a calendar.

My fear is somehow they will know the Styx cubs are not their offspring if they find them. And that is my biggest fear, because the Styx girls usually bring their cubs out too soon. This is why their cubs mortality rate is so high. Several have died because they were so small they couldn't make the long distance trips looking for the pride. And being out so small without the protection from the pride, some have been killed by predators.

 

I've wondered about this too. I know some leopards (including some on Mala Mala) mate with multiple males in adjacent territories as a way to make each male believe it is the father and therefore not kill the cub or cubs. It seems to work with leopards so I would think it would also have a good chance of success with lions as long as the timing wasn't that far off, then again I guess there could be something instinctive in lions that helps them recognize their own cubs that leopards may not possess. I've read a lot about lions but can't remember seeing anything on this subject one way or the other. These styx lionesses have mated with the Kuhuma males, the Mapogo, and the rollercoaster male all fairly recently, although as of now it's unclear whether the same lionesses mated with all three as they split up so often (and there's also the unpleasant possibility that the Mapogo killed the cubs sired by the rollercoaster male in order to mate with those particular Styx females).

 

edit to add: according to the Styx thread it has been confirmed that they still do have four cubs and remain with the rollercoaster male in the neighboring reserve.  

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Josh has answered a lot of good questions today in Q & A. Also Dan, the stuff you just shared is FANTASTIC.

You guys are the BEST.

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Ms Charlie wrote:
dan loves zebras wrote:

You have not seen anything yet here were go!

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uFYf_CSI2tc

this is distressing but good!

WOW....was that a video or what. Man what a lot of Lions. Amazing the strength and power not to mention the cunningness of the pride.

Yep it is relli amazing!

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