Aggression and Family Life!
What a sighting!
This afternoon the Thanda guests got a great display of Lion family life combined with signs of aggression!
When Thanda’s dominant male and his family (two adult females and six cubs) walked out onto a savanna area they were greeted by the presence of another adult male Lion.
The older female showed immediate signs of aggression towards the second male. A growling match followed. Thanda’s dominant male just observed the situation and placed himself between the second male and his pride.
They all settled on the side of a road and they remained there for a long time. While the adults had their shouting match the little ones grouped around one of the females, played a bit and had a little snooze 🙂
An exciting day for Thanda’s young Lions and for our guests!
Picture by Christian Sperka – Specialist Photography Guide and Resident Wildlife Photographer – Thanda Private Game Reserve
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Thank you Christian. It must have been quite something with those precious little ones being the target for the “intruder” to get to the females! Lovely pictures. Have a good week in your paradise 🙂