Today I received a great birthday present; I was blessed with the sighting of
Nemasi and her cubs. Nemasi was resting under a tree when we found her. She had her cubs well hidden in the long grass. She was an attentive mother, constantly making sure that they were safe. After a while, she led them out into the open where we got a good look at them. They all seemed healthy as did Mama Nemasi.

These cubs are believed to have been sired by Sangale as Nemasi was seen mating with him a few months before his death. Now, we know that Lentim is in the area of Nemasi and her new cubs, approximately ten kilometers away. Infanticide has been observed in lions before (when a male lion kills other maleâ??s cubs so that the female comes into estrus quickly, then he can mate with her and sire his own cubs). Our fingers are crossed that these cubs survive to carry on the great genes of Sangale.

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  • antonio canella italy

    Great news!

  • Lisa, California

    Are there 3 cubs or 2? I’m glad that Nemasi is an attentive mother. I hope she keeps them safe from any adult males that may come around. Lisa

  • Reply

    Beautiful photo and wonderful news. Hopefully there is a lone female who can distract Lentim. I will keep this precious little family in my prayers.

  • Fiona

    Antony, thank you for sharing the news and the pictures. What a coincidence – I was just looking at a photo of Sangale that I had saved and thought I’d come and check the blog
    and there was Nemasi with his offspring. I’ll keep her and her babies in my prayers.

  • Francis

    Antony, Happy Birthday !! that is an amazing birthday present to see Nemasi and her cubs. Hope the rest of your day was just as great.

  • lionguardians

    Antonio, welcome to the Lion Guardian Blog. Hope you will enjoy our posts.
    Lisa these are three cubs, the perfect gift for a birthday.

  • Christine C.

    Antony — wonderful news and a happy birthday indeed!

  • Lisa, California

    Antony, So true, so true, what a wonderful birthday gift to receive. 3 beautiful little lion cubs! Lisa

  • Lisa

    Wonderful news and photo!

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