A pitiful scene met the gaze of the safariLIVE crew as four of the older Nkuhuma cubs were found on a rainy morning. The cubs had perched themselves atop a vast termite mound and looked somewhat miserable in the damp breezy morning. Later that afternoon they were found yet again with no sign of the adults or other cubs anywhere.
The four lonely cubs were found atop their termite mound once again this morning. Although not raining, the cubs still looked forlorn and lonely. Later that evening however the entire pride had reunited near the Galago pan. All five lionesses, six older cubs and three tiny teddy bears lay sprawled across the dry yellow grass. One Birmingham male was also in attendance, but he kept himself well away from the protective lionesses. As darkness fell and the lions began to stir WE were able to have a look at the gaping wound on one of the lionesses. The injury has been healing well. It no longer weeps fluid and blood, skin is beginning to regrow and the lioness is still perfectly mobile with the pride.
Once again the Nkuhuma pride was found lazing around on a rise near Buffelshoek dam. All five adults, six little rascals and three fluffy sausages enjoyed a relaxed afternoon in the shade. Soon enough the three newest edition to the pride became bored and restless so they attacked the tails of their older cousins and pounced on numerous sticks and grass tufts. Tinyo, by far the grumpiest of the Birmingham males, was also present. Yet he snoozed peacefully behind a few bushes and only emerged once darkness fell and it was time for us to leave.