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October 12 2014

Ngamo Pride

The past week or so has seen the pride spend quite a bit of time patrolling their territory on the lookout for game. 

As the sun rose over Ngamo on 2nd October Phyre, Kenge, AT1 and KE4 were resting together on Route 66 whilst the rest of the pride was seeing the morning in by lazing in the Tree Tops area.  By midday the four lionesses had made their way to Etosha and as the research team arrived they noticed three pair of ears in the long grass; Phyre, AT1 and KE4 were intently watching a small herd of impala grazing in the scrub.  Never one to miss an opportunity to hunt AT1 separated from the trio and stalked towards the unsuspecting antelope alone, with Phyre watching her every move.  However the weather was not on AT1’s side as strong winds more than likely carried her scent towards the impala and they moved out of sight. 

On the morning of the 9th as the team made their routine search for the lions around the site a lone Nala was spotted in Etosha, her full focus on a female impala ahead of her.  

Nala

Quickly the team switched off the engine so as not to hinder her hunt and she slowly crept towards the long grass for cover.  Steadily and patiently she pursued the impala over considerable distance, taking her through to the The Valley area of the site.  Unfortunately, for the second time this week, the impala had managed to evade the predators and Nala continued her search for breakfast as the research team left to search for her pride members. 

 

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