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The Matriarch



One afternoon in Savuti, we come across a pride of lions with two adult females and eight young. The lions had caught a gnu, and are now all lying satisfied in the shade under the trees. A few hours later, twilight sets in and the animals become more active again. The young ones hunt vultures, who had settled on the remains of the gnu. A little later, two of them start to hunt a giraffe which is some distance away. Unsuccessfully of course. At some point, the alpha female goes on her way, and the young ones follow at a distance. The lioness has to keep running back or wait, but has everything under control. She leads. the other animals follow obediently. It’s just the behaviour of the pride which makes it clear that the lioness is the leader. She shows it in her whole appearance.

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The Matriarch

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