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.