One night in May this magnificent male lion, one of my favourites, was attacked by another two male lions and almost got killed. He managed to escape from the them and retreated north. There wasn’t much area for him there as another territorial male lion has that land claim, so he decided to come back in his territory.
Since he’s been back he has kept a very low profile and stayed away from other males.
He is very lucky that he was not killed. They are such tough animals and need to be – especially if they don’t have brothers in a coalition with themselves. He needs to do everything for himself.