Guests at Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp were treated to a fantastic sighting of the Trilogy Males feasting on a male giraffe. The rangers had noticed the giraffe looking worse for wear and feared that it would not last long. The Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp rangers suspect that the Trilogy males started to feed once the giraffe had died from natural causes. Often, however predators will not feed on animals that have died from tumours or disease, so there is a possibility that the lions killed the giraffe in its weak state or even started to feed on it while it lay down to rest and did not have the strength to get up.
Based on where the carcass is, the Trilogy males are deep within Ross Pride territory, so it is assumed that the remainder of the Ross pride have retreated deeper into the Klaserie to avoid them in their quest to save their cubs.
Guest David Williamson was kind enough to share this video clip
Africa on Foot ranger Fafa Pienaar captured the below images.