Singita Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park | June 2012

What a month – the lions have been incredibly active on the concession this month. The Shishangaan pride, still 27 strong are spending time at Gudzane dam, successfully hunting almost on a daily basis. It is one of the most impressive and jaw-dropping sightings to see when a pride that large is on the move. The Mountain pride is still in the north eastern corner and often out of the concession. There is a single lioness in the south with a single cub but she is unknown to us. The Xirombe pride are only 5 in number, the coalition of two males having killed some of the youngsters. The number of male coalition sightings was very high this month, some seen mating with lionesses from the Shish pride. The majority of the sightings are made up by the Sticky Thorn female and Mangele her brother. Numerous unknown leopards have also been seen this last month; one female with two very relaxed cubs is moving around the area of James and Joes. The Xhikelegane female has not been seen, although tracks of her and her single cub are still being found in the Nyokene area.