Game viewing has been excellent despite the odd challenge posed by occasional downpours of rain which have been generously dealt to us thus far and the resultant effect on the bush is gloriously lush and bountiful. The Ravenscourt female looks to be heavily pregnant and it seems as if she will give birth any day now. This follows her mating with the Khashane male in October as documented in that month’s guide’s diary. This will be her 5th litter of cubs having last given birth in April 2009. That litter consisted of 2 male cubs only one of which, the Ravenscourt young male, survived. All of her litters have been born in the Tavangumi koppies, just east of Boulders lodge and, in recent weeks, she has often been seen in this area, leading us to believe that this time will be no different. In the past month, the Khashane male has been seen mating with both the Mbiri female as well as the Mobeni female, a clear indication that he is the dominant male over a large portion of the Singita property.
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