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Wild animals on Thanda are not being named. But there are exceptions. Thanda’s current dominant male is such an exceptionally beautiful and powerful cat that he was given a very special Zulu name: Sikhondlakhondla

The English translation would be the “very, very strong one”, a very fitting name for this Ingonyama (which means male Lion, also a word for “King” in the Zulu language).

Pictures by Christian Sperka – Specialist Photography Guide and Resident Wildlife Photographer – Thanda Private Game Reserve

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