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When a cold wind blows
May 20 2013
AS4 & AS5 discover some bones to amuse them in a chilly Ngamo
AS4 creates a scuffle
May 9 2013
The youngest female of the pride shows once again that she is able to hold her own
Snuggling together for warmth
April 26 2013
The pride get closer as winter begins to grip Ngamo
Kenge & Kwali go in search of lunch
April 17 2013
The K sisters head off alone to find food for the pride
A reluctant stay at home dad
March 28 2013
Milo fails to shake off his baby-sitting duties
AS4 makes a risky decision
March 22 2013
The young female decides to surprise her dad
Running in Circles
March 10 2013
Nala keeps the cubs on the run, closely followed by her sister
Hunters and Gatherers
March 6 2013
The cubs learn an important lesson in sourcing food, and AS5 shows he is taking after dad
February 25 2013
Ashanti, Kenge and AT1 are paid a visit from the vet
Love is in the air
February 22 2013
Milo and Narnia escape from the crowd
The Fab Four's away day
February 20 2013
The Ngamo cubs fly solo
Double kill at cub hill
February 13 2013
AS5 is a chip off the old block at meal times
Anyone seen Phyre? And later, has anyone seen anyone?
January 30 2013
The pride go in search of the alpha female before Ashanti loses sight of everyone
A coming of age story
January 20 2013
The first wild-borne cub in the lion release program is two years old today.
Roaring with Pride
January 19 2013
AT1's outburst fills our research team with pride
Now Milo, Share!
January 16 2013
As the beginning weeks of January unfold the weather has continued to be changeable and, with rain showers occurring most days, there has been an air of playfulness amongst the pride.
Hold Your Paws!
January 11 2013
AT1 is rapidly becoming an independent member of the Ngamo pride, but her hunting skills still need time to develop
Little Lion Man Lost
December 31 2012
Will AS5 find the rest of the pride in time for Christmas? KE3 meantime takes another step in her life as a lion.
December 25 2012
‘Tis the season to be..... social.
Narnia the Flirty Feline
December 24 2012
A mysterious watcher looks over Milo as he sleeps
Remains of the Day
December 19 2012
After a week of feasting, the Ngamo pride put on a show of unity for a classic pride photo
A Birthday Fit for a King
December 13 2012
We give you the inside scoop on this very royal occasion
All Phyre’d Up
December 9 2012
The alpha female continues to take a more active role in feeding faces of folk as the season of over-indulgence arrives in Ngamo
In the cold November rains
November 30 2012
As the grey skies of the rains take hold over Ngamo, even our pride male seeks out the warmth only family can bring
Milo, Watch Your Back!
November 23 2012
The pride male should keep an eye out behind him, his daughter is up to no good!
The Odd Couple
November 16 2012
Phyre and Kwali are becoming closer
A birthday bash ... or three
November 12 2012
A look at how the birthday girls and boy spent their special days
AS4 and AS5 are one
November 4 2012
A very happy birthday to the Ngamo pride's youngest cubs.
Look whose stalking
October 31 2012
Ashanti, Phyre and AT1 give us a perfect demonstration of what cats do best
October 25 2012
Ever since cats have been cats they have made catching birds a priority pastime.
Rainy days and Sundays
October 19 2012
A rainbow hangs over the Ngamo pride, and they discover that eleven lions under one small bush is never going to work.
Milo gives his son special treatment
October 16 2012
AS5 is allowed a second sitting, a privilege not given to other family members, but the result is a belly fit to burst.
Narnia & Milo stick together
October 12 2012
As a University of Utrecht student commences a study of territorial behaviour in the pride, Narnia & Milo seem to be forming a new relationship.
A double celebration
October 9 2012
As Kenge's cubs turn a year old,KE3 comes out of her shell
KE3 & KE4 are one
October 4 2012
Today we celebrate the one year birthday of two beautiful girls
Just Lion Around
September 30 2012
As the temperatures rise in Ngamo, so do the tempers
Rise to the occasion
September 27 2012
The pride, including the growing cubs, respond to a playback test.
AT1 leads the hunt
September 19 2012
The oldest cub in the pride leads her more experienced pride members into the hunt
Kwali drools over the possibility of a meal
September 14 2012
Whilst Kwali gets excited about the zebra, Narnia is on the receiving end of Milo's dominance
KE3 tries out her hunting chops
September 11 2012
AT1 and Narnia take over the hunt from KE3
Anyone fancy a dip?
September 4 2012
As the weather heats up in Ngamo, KE3 and KE4 make a splash
An anniversary meal - or three
September 2 2012
The pride's females mark two years since their release
Milo wakes up in a grumpy and possessive mood
August 28 2012
Whilst Milo protects the last remains of the most recent kill, the cubs climb every ant-hill to survey their home.
VIDEO: Pride life
August 27 2012
In two beautiful films we see the pride interacting around a waterhole. Recently fed, the podgy cubs still engage in play, also involving one of their aunts - Narnia. In another moment Phyre and Kenge have a little disagreement
VIDEO: The Ngamo pride on a kill
August 26 2012
A few films of the Ngamo pride interacting around kill sites
VIDEO: Milo roars and Narnia at a waterhole
August 25 2012
Milo stands over a kill and proclaims that it is his whilst Narnia takes a quiet sip from a waterhole
AS4 is quite prepared to fight for her right.
August 22 2012
The smallest member of the pride shows she is more than capable of looking after herself, and has the belly to prove it.
A silent and deadly force
August 19 2012
Kwali, under cover of darkness, makes a stealthy kill
August 15 2012
After a two week break from zebra for dinner the Ngamo pride mount a devastating charge against the species
AT1 goes solo
August 10 2012
The oldest cub of the Ngamo pride goes hunting alone
Ashanti denies her cubs
August 7 2012
Its weaning time for the youngest members of the Ngamo pride.
A classical response
August 4 2012
We continue our playback tests with the Ngamo pride
Hide and seek
July 31 2012
The Ngamo pride give our research team the run-around, although the smell of a kill gives them away
AS5 gets ready for the evening's entertainment
July 29 2012
The pride come together, the kids get their bath time, and AS5 tries to get his dad to rouse for the night ahead
Milo gets involved in the hunt
July 27 2012
Whilst the girl's use stealth to catch breakfast, their master takes a less tactical approach to hunting.
July 25 2012
The pride engage in some stealthy hunts on the impala population of Ngamo
The changing face of AT1
July 20 2012
The eldest of the Ngamo cubs is 18 months old today - we take a chance to look back at her life so far.
What is instinct?
July 17 2012
How do the Ngamo react to the sounds of hyena nearby?
“It’s MY party and I’ll do what I want to!”
July 9 2012
Phyre celebrates her 7th birthday in dominant style
When a lion spooned a zebra
July 3 2012
Milo gets cosy with his prey, hugging it like a teddy bear.
June 28 2012
Kenge snatches a snack and reluctantly shares the spoils with the cubs
Big paws to fill
June 21 2012
We took a moment in Ngamo to admire the paternal side of Milo
Yoga tips by AS4
June 13 2012
We’ve already learnt vital hunting techniques from Ngamo’s smallest lioness, now here are a few yoga positions to try out.
The wild realities of AT1
June 11 2012
AT1 is developing well as a naturally born and raised lioness
Jubilant times for the pride
June 5 2012
While many of our UK followers have been enjoying hordes of scones, strawberries and cucumber sandwiches this week the Ngamo pride have enjoyed a more African dish
Ambush at the waterholes
June 1 2012
As the dry season beds in, the Ngamo site's waterholes are becoming a dangerous place if you are a zebra
May 23 2012
The one where AT1 faces off against a spitting cobra
VIDEO: Milo and the cubs feeding
May 17 2012
Milo allows his four youngest cubs to join him at the dinner table: a feast of zebra fit for a king
A bad omen on the wind
May 17 2012
The pride's cubs are experiencing new things everyday; this time a devil arrives on the wind
VIDEO: AS4 gets in some hunting practice
May 16 2012
One of the youngest members of the Ngamo pride practices the skills that she will need to survive when she is released into the wild.
VIDEO: Family Portrait
May 16 2012
Milo (dad), Ashanti (aunt) chill out with cubs KE3 & KE4
Loss of Privileges
May 14 2012
Growing pains for AT1: the Ngamo pride's eldest cub is ageing out of the special dispensation offered to cubs in pride life.
The prince and the frog
May 9 2012
The young lad, AS5 learns an important life lesson from an amphibian neighbour
Techniques in hunting, by AS4
May 7 2012
Ngamo: an early learning centre for the cubs
May 1 2012
Milo has a good roar
Video: Milo returns to the pride
April 30 2012
After a time away, Milo returns to the Ngamo pride females.
Video: The Ngamo cubs at play
April 30 2012
The Ngamo cubs and lionesses engage in some play bouts
Video: Just don't wake dad
April 30 2012
One of the youngsters makes a bad decision
April 27 2012
A magical light descends upon Ngamo, with a regal Milo seen standing in the middle of it
Its all about territory
April 21 2012
The Ngamo pride undergo some research into their territorial behaviours
The one with AT1 and the zebra
April 18 2012
Kwali and AT1 share the spoils of their handiwork
Everybody wants to be a cat
April 15 2012
The Ngamo pride engage in their favourite activities
A bad week to be a wildebeest
April 6 2012
The Ngamo pride make a very definite menu choice
AT1 gives it her all
April 2 2012
Our oldest cub is putting into practice what she has learnt from her elders
Hey, what are those round, golden blobs?
March 28 2012
The Ngamo pride decide its a zebra based feeding schedule this week and eat themselves into submission.
The lions get the wind in their tails
March 23 2012
When a storm begins to brew the Ngamo pride get active
Life in a pioneering lion pride: Ngamo
March 17 2012
A blog that brings you the story of life in the Ngamo release pride