Graduation by kudu
August 30 2012

Early morning and Lewa and Laili are on their morning walk, approaching one of the dams within Antelope Park.  Laili spotted a small herd of kudu, including a big malewith magnificent three and half twist horns.  She immediately started to flank to the left as Lewa took her standard direct approach. The herd spotted the lions who were gaining good ground. Laili began to chase but sustained the charge only for about 20 metres as the kudu bolted and easily outran her.

Lewa's attention however was focused on a female that had broken away from the rest of the herd - she instigated a chase.  Whilst Lewa was clearly out paced, the direction of her charge pushed the kudu towards Laili who was now very aware of the opportunity.  She sunk to the ground using a well placed tree for cover.

As the kudu, oblivious to the danger, drew level with her she sprang eaily onto the kudu`s back that gave a forceful kick that unbalanced her attacker.  Laili hit the ground but was immediately back on her feet and gave chase for 50 metres before she was close enough to jump on its rump.  Lewa caught up and gave her a hand/paw and between the two of them, they dragged the kudu to the ground.  Lewa locked onto the throat and finished their latest quarry with ease. The L`s will begin night encounter`s within the week and we are all excited to see them apply their amazing hunting skills in the dark.

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