Lion kill!

Good morning everyone…The lion pride of Achterlonie caught a gemsbok and ate until only the head was left, which was devoured by jackal afterwords! Lions are powerful animals that usually hunt in coordinated groups and stalk their chosen prey. Lions hunting in groups are capable of taking down most animals, even healthy adults, but in most parts of their range they rarely attack very large prey such as fully grown male giraffes due to the danger of injury. About three years ago the Mata Mata pride caught  big old bull giraffe close to Craig Lockhart waterhole. Unfortunately I arrived late and only saw the leftovers and the lions sleeping it off for 3 days under an acacia! Enjoy and see you tomorrow!

P.S. If anyone knows of someone that passes through Upington on the way to the Park in the next 2 days please let me know, thanks!

 

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