Lion cubs baby shower at Addo Elephant National Park

Despite the optimism amongst the Addo Staff it is too early to tell whether they will survive...

The Addo Elephant National Park has welcomed the birth of two lion cubs as Ardlam, the younger of the two Addo lionesses, appeared to have given birth after a three months pregnancy.

Two lion cubs were spotted by rangers early july 2005, and despite the optimism amongst the Addo Staff it is too early to tell whether they will survive. Previous litters born at the National Park have not survived, probably due to infanticide by the male lions.

It is well-known that male lions will kill cubs that do not carry their own genes, this in order to bring the lioness back into oestrus, thus increasing their chance of mating with her and furthering their own genes. With four males roaming the park, the chances of infanticide are high.

Besides the lion cubs, two spotted hyena cubs have been born at the park.

(source: Addo Elephant National Park)

Sun
H:21°
L:
Mon
H:17°
L:
Tue
H:13°
L:
Wed
H:15°
L:
Thu
H:20°
L:10°
Fri
H:18°
L:11°
Sat
H:17°
L:10°
The Playhouse TheatreGrease at the Playhouse Theatre

Go back to the 50s and get ready for Summer Lovin' with this fab take on a ...

Cape Town's Top Women Genna GardiniCape Town’s fearless females of 2014

A look back at six incredible Mother City ladies

Western Cape Province Freestyle Dressage Championship 5Western Cape Province Freestyle ...

Watch the province’s best dancing horses at this weekend affair

Little Dragon Concert in Cape Town 1Little Dragon Concert Tour in Cape Town

The much loved Swedish band comes to our pretty shores once again with their ...

And Bikes Boutique and Cafe in Cape TownA Cyclist’s Wonderland at &Bikes Cafe ...

Buy cycling gear, sip on a hot cuppa and munch on light eats at this new ...

Trending Over Tea Vintage High TeaTrending Over Tea Winter Edition at Val ...

POSTPONED | Spend a delightful morning at this vintage Victorian affair sipping ...

river club greensThe River Club in Cape Town

The reinvigorated, all-in-one practice playground that wants you to have a ...

Olympic Dirty Double 1Olympic Dirty Double Trail Run & MTB ...

Traverse the scenic Wellington Winelands area with this trail run and cycling ...

TRIVIA

image description

Weather