When a lion spooned a zebra
July 3 2012

We stumbled across the big cats of Ngamo on the 29th in the Etosha area roaming along the boundary road. Comical Kwali was poised ready to pounce upon a nearby chattering flock of guinea fowl that were milling around in the dusty road when suddenly the flock scattered. Kwali sprinted into the middle of the frenzied feathers while AT1, the instigator of many guinea fowl chases, singled out a slower flock member and snapped it out of the air! Momentarily shocked by her success AT1 froze with the bird in her mouth before fleeing into the grass away from her greedy pride mates.

We managed to get a visual of AT1 plucking her prized bird frantically with Kenge, Nala and Ashanti resting close by. Eventually AT1 finished every last morsel of her guinea fowl and headed back towards the rest of pride.

Not too far away from AT1’s kill were Milo, Kenge and the cubs feeding upon a fresh zebra kill. Always close to his heart Milo demonstrated his love for his favored prey species by snuggling up close to the ragged carcass providing a fantastic photo with numerous caption possibilities!

Milo

Milo

Having fed so well our research team presumed, foolishly, that the pride would perhaps spend the next day or so lounging around like lions do so well.  During the morning of the 29th though another zebra kill was found in the Amboseli area where many a zebra, wildebeest and impala have met their fate.

On the 1st the pride had headed north back into the Etosha area for a lazy day of catnaps and licks. As always the cubs were the first to rise by the dusk hours and charismatic AS5 once again went to seek out the attention of father Milo. 

Milo & AS5

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