TOULON MALES

2010


Toulon Male Lion - Photograph by Ant Mulligan

August 2012

TOULON MALES = 3 +/- 8 YEARS 6 MONTHS

SOUTHERN CHARLESTON

NOMADIC (0 sightings)

These three brothers were first viewed on MalaMala in May 2009. By September 2009, they had successfully taken over the Charleston Pride which had been abandoned by the Golf Course males. The remaining sub adults of the Charleston Pride are sired by this coalition. They then executed a successful takeover of the Selati Pride in September 2010, ousting the very same Golf Course males. It was not long after this take-over that pressure was placed upon them in the form of two male lions from the Kruger National Park. By February 2011, the Toulon males had been stripped of their territory and both prides.

Since then the brothers have been living as nomads. We enjoyed the last sighting of the coalition in July 2011. After this they disappeared, which made way for the (then) five Selati males who are now dominant in the western sector of the Sabi Sands. There have been confirmed sightings of the Toulon males in the Kruger National Park in the vicinity of Skukuza where they seem to be faring well.

This coalition will no longer feature on the game report.


July 2012

TOULON MALES = 3 +/- 8 YEARS 6 MONTHS

SOUTHERN CHARLESTON

NOMADIC (0 sightings)

There were no sightings of these males during the month.


June 2012

TOULON MALES = 3 +/- 8 YEARS 6 MONTHS

SOUTHERN CHARLESTON

NOMADIC (0 sightings)

There were no sightings of these males during the month.


May 2012

TOULON MALES = 3 +/- 8 YEARS 6 MONTHS

SOUTHERN CHARLESTON

NOMADIC (0 sightings)

There were no sightings of these males during the month.


April 2012

TOULON MALES = 3 +/- 8 YEARS

SOUTHERN CHARLESTON

NOMADIC (0 sightings)

There were no sightings of these males during the month.


March 2012

TOULON MALES = 3 +/- 7 YEARS 11 MONTHS

SOUTHERN CHARLESTON

NOMADIC (0 sightings)

There were no sightings of these males during the month.


February 2012

TOULON MALES = 3 +/- 7 YEARS 10 MONTHS

SOUTHERN CHARLESTON

NOMADIC (0 sightings)

There were no sightings of these males during the month.


January 2012

TOULON MALES = 3 +/- 7 YEARS 9 MONTHS

SOUTHERN CHARLESTON

NOMADIC (0 sightings)

There were no sightings of these males during the month.


December 2011

TOULON MALES = 3 +/- 7 YEARS 8 MONTHS

SOUTHERN CHARLESTON

NOMADIC (0 sightings)

There were no sightings of these males during the month.


November 2011

TOULON MALES = 3 +/- 7 YEARS 7 MONTHS

SOUTHERN CHARLESTON

NOMADIC (0 sightings)

There were no sightings of these males during the month.


October 2011

TOULON MALES = 3 +/- 7 YEARS 6 MONTHS

SOUTHERN CHARLESTON

NOMADIC (0 sightings)

There were no sightings of these males during the month.


September 2011

TOULON MALES = 3 +/- 7 YEARS 5 MONTHS

SOUTHERN CHARLESTON

NOMADIC (0 sightings)

There were no sightings of these males during the month.


August 2011

TOULON MALES = 3 +/- 7 YEARS 4 MONTHS

SOUTHERN CHARLESTON

NOMADIC (0 sightings)

There were no sightings of these males during the month.


July 2011

TOULON MALES = 3 +/- 7 YEARS 3 MONTHS
SOUTHERN CHARLESTON
NOMADIC
(2 sightings)

We saw these males once on southern Flockfield and then again at Rocky Crossing. The lion situation on the southern end of the reserve is unclear at the moment. Whether the Toulon males are still hanging onto their power in that region is unknown, although the fact that they come so far north at times could mean that they have been ousted from their territory.


June 2011

TOULON MALES = 3 +/- 7 YEARS 2 MONTH
SOUTHERN CHARLESTON
NOMADIC
(0 sightings)
There were no sightings of these males during the month.



May 2011

TOULON MALES = 3 +/- 7 YEARS 1 MONTH
SOUTHERN CHARLESTON
NOMADIC
(0 sightings)

There were no sightings of these males during the month.


April 2011

TOULON MALES = 3 +/- 7 YEARS
SOUTHERN CHARLESTON
NOMADIC
(3 sightings)

All 3 sighting of these males took place on Northern Charleston within a week of each other. Under pressure from two larger males that have come in from the Kruger National Park, they seem to be moving further north towards Flockfield. The 3 sightings were only of one male lion, so it remains to be seen what has happened to the other brothers. One sighting consisted of the male lion happening upon a female cheetah that had killed an impala, unfortunately for the poor cheetah the Toulon male chased her off and enjoyed a free meal.


 

March 2011

TOULON MALES = 3 +/- 7 YEARS
SOUTHERN CHARLESTON
NOMADIC
(4 sightings)

These three brother were found for the first time in several month out at the windmill. They look particularly healthy and have matured nicely. On a few occasions they roared but mostly stayed out on the eastern boundary. One interesting sighting had them following a herd of buffalo into the KNP the next morning two of them were found at Clarendon well fed. The next morning they were back at the windmill but still there was only two of them. That night there was roaring coming from the KNP but they didn't respond and the next morning two of the Manyelethi males were having come from the east and looking extremely well fed. The remainder of the sightings of the Toulon males only consisted of the two males, has something happened to the third male? And who was roaring a challenge to them that night?


 

January 2011

TOULON MALES = 3 +/- 6 YEARS 11 MONTHS
SOUTHERN CHARLESTON
DOMINANT OVER THE CHARLESTON PRIDE
(0 sightings)
There were no sightings of this coalition during the month.





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