Going solo
August 21 2013

On the morning of the 12th August the Ngamo pride was found playing around waterhole 1. The two younger K sisters, KE3 and KE4, chased one another and woke their mother, Kenge, with their over-exuberant display. Once Kenge had made it clear that she’d had enough of her daughters’ antics KE4 soon turned her attention to a nearby tree, hauling herself up into the branches.

KE4 takes her energy out on a tree

Eventually, the young lions settled in the long grass just as the easily distinguishable grumbles of their father Milo resonated from the waterhole, who was resting next to AS4 as she snacked on an impala leg. AS5 meandered over towards his dad but soon found that his presence was not welcome as Milo came charging out of the tall grass, scaring off not only his overly-bold son, but the rest of the pride too. Reclaiming the impala carcass for himself, Milo dragged it away to a safer distance growling a warning with every step to everyone in earshot.

Milo with his takeaway

As Milo resettled himself and his impala, his offspring were quick to hone in on the area he had just vacated eager to search for any scraps left behind. Ashanti, seemingly tired of the drama, moved off on her own into the Amboseli area.

Ashanti eyes up another meal

In the distance a large herd of impala could be seen grazing which soon caught her attention. After watching their movements for a while she flanked left and used a thicket for cover. With the herd moving on to Masai Mara however, she soon lost interest and made her way back to the waterhole, settling next to Kenge. With Milo still feasting on the impala, the females and cubs gave up on waiting for any chance of a meal and together headed into the Camp area for a communal catnap.

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