Young Lions from Mohlabetsi Pride on Buffalo Kill

We’ll never tire of hearing about the intricate web of the Balule’s lion pride dynamics. Recently we’ve heard about the young Mohlabetsi male coalition adopting the dominant role within three prides (Mohlabetsi, River and Impalabos prides) and patrolling a wide range within the Balule traverse. These rugged boys have conducted kills, mated with available females…

Boys of the Balule: Power Hungry Mohlabetsi Lions

The lion pride dynamics of the Balule Nature Reserve are fast becoming an intricate minefield of power, bravado and nervousness. There’s always a shift in dynamics within prides when sub-adult males become testosterone fuelled beasts ready to mark their mark in the “jungle” and claim territories. This is exactly what has been happening on the traverse covering the…

Balule Lion Fights & Singwe Pride Mating

Times are a changing for the lions of the Balule, according to news and sightings from Ezulwini Game Lodges… Of late, there has been a fight between some significant males in the area, and the seldom-seen Singwe Pride has made a statement by mating near Ezulwini Billy’s Lodge. The tension between the Mohlabetsi coalition and…