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Jan 13th, 2008, 01:51 PM
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Sonali,

This will be my first visit to Zambia...looking for new fields.

I've concentrated on the Linyanti region until now because of the lions and the variety, but I've also been to the delta, Chobe, Chizarira and Hwange in Zim, and Kenya. Yes, a wildlife lover, any wildlife, but Africa draws me the most. If you haven't done so already, check out www.afrigalah.com to see how I feel.

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Jan 13th, 2008, 07:24 PM
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John.... just woke up and checked your site.... it's wonderful...WOW...., today is uttrayan and we fly kites... so will look at your website in detail later today......

John, also loved your dedication bit to your dog.... I have a beautiful german shepherd, he is around 4-5 years, dogs are the best companions and truly it is a great experience to share a part of your life with them... pity they donnot live as long as we do.....

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Jan 13th, 2008, 09:46 PM
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Thanks Sonali...it's meant to please (and inform), and I'm glad it has.

"uttrayan"...I had no idea and had to Google it. I hope you have a fantastic day of kite-flying. It sounds so colourful and spectacular.

My dog...I had him for 14 years and had to have him put to rest soon after my third safari. I felt so guilty going away and leaving him.

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Jan 14th, 2008, 06:36 AM
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In my experience you can find lions almost anyehere, provided you do not mind them lazing around. Seeing them doing something is all together a different matter!
 
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Jan 14th, 2008, 07:58 PM
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Yes John.. uttarayan is wonderful in my city.... the whole sky become a myraid of colours... throughly enjoyed yesterday,

It is so painful when u have to put down dogs.... but it is the sensible thing to do when there is no other hope of your pet surviving....you ease the pain.... sorry to have brought back painful memories

sniktawk... hey how did you come up with this screen name..... love to see the lions doing something...rather than lazing... any sugggestions where to spot active lions.... Sonali
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Jan 14th, 2008, 08:35 PM
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As I recall (PB or somebody is expert on this) 95% of the time lions are either - hunting, eating kill, or sleeping. What is the typical breakdown in hours per day? (Of course it varies vastly from day to day). Maybe 3 hours hunting, 4 hours eating and 16 hours sleeping? (This leaves 1 hour for private/personal time ). Except for maybe the dominant male who doesn't do much hunting but must patrol and guard his property.
In other words, usually when you find lions they are sleeping. Flat cats.

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Jan 15th, 2008, 01:14 AM
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tom,

20 hours 'resting' or 'conserving energy', which cover a multitude of sins Not much different from our cat here at home. I often threaten to take him to see his big cousins.

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Jan 15th, 2008, 08:43 AM
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On lion activity, from Schaller's "The Serengeti Lion" Table 13, from spending many 24 hour 'watches' with selected lions:

20-21 hours/day 'resting'
2-3 hours/day 'walking'
30-50 minutes/day 'eating'

These are averages for 62 days, three different prides and a handful of lone nomads.

any sugggestions where to spot active lions

Go early in the day (or better, at night, if you can see them). Several times we've located them on kills at sunrise and photographed for up to two hours feeding and playing, then they break off and 'rest'. If you eat breakfast at the lodge you'll likely not arrive until after the lions are resting.

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Jan 18th, 2008, 08:21 PM
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Geoff and John,

The current Selinda pride's success really does depend on Milky Eye and his buddy, doesn't it ..... at the moment, the three lionesses have been able to hold onto the 8 cubs. They still have maybe another 6 months or so to go before being totally safe?

I did read the WS updates for Duma Tau/Savute that these two male lions are causing havoc to their Bridge pride at the moment. See that yet?

All in all ..... the Lion prides in the Linyanti are yet to get back to the glory days!
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Hello, can someone update me regarding lion density in Africa, thanks, Sonali
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