HUNGRY LIONS IN THE MASAI MARA

The grasses are high around Sala’s Camp right now and the Sala’s Pride (as we like to call the pride that we so often see around camp) are having a hard time seeing their food.

Last week, we seen the seven females with a single large male and a juvenile male with twelve cubs of varying ages. The cubs were all looking skinny and and hungry – it really is such a hard to see and you can only hope that they find food before too long!

However, the next day we came across three large male lions that had pulled down a hippo – the only last big food around – to keep them going.

Lions are the only cats that live in groups, which are called prides. Prides are family units that may include up to three males, a dozen or so females, and their young. All of a pride’s lionesses are related, and female cubs typically stay with the group as they age. Young males eventually leave and establish their own prides by taking over a group headed by another male.

2016-12-16T11:51:54+00:00 14 March 2014|