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Lioness on the prowl

The lioness has gorged herself on impala but is still on the look out for more prey. Photo: Di Robinson
Hungry eyes

September 16th 2014
The lioness ambled out of the gully, blood on her fur. She had just fed, but her greedy amber eyes indicated she wanted more. She padded towards her jeep, muscles rippling beneath golden fur, and lay down beside us. I could have touched her. I wanted to stroke her, but did not fancy returning home minus an arm. Lions know they are the boss. They have an arrogance and self-assurance that is envi ... read more
Africa » South Africa » Mpumalanga » Kruger National Park

South African Flag After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more
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