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)

Wed
H:22°
L:14°
Thu
H:21°
L:12°
Fri
H:26°
L:12°
Sat
H:29°
L:15°
Sun
H:31°
L:14°
Mon
H:28°
L:15°
Tue
H:25°
L:14°
CosplayT-Fest Gaming and Cosplay Convention

It’s time to get your geek on at the monthly gamer and comic book lovers get ...

Gatsby Sandwich Cape TownThe Gatsby Sandwich

Unwrapping Cape Town’s signature super loaf

Maboneng Township Arts Langa TagThe Langa TAG Township Arts Gallery Tour

Take a gander at local creations along this Cape Town township’s first ...

Ladies Night at Gun Fun Cape TownGun Fun Indoor Shooting Range in Cape ...

A fun way to relieve stress and try something new

Kwena Lodge at Gondwana Game ReserveGondwana Private Game Reserve

Discover the only genuine free-roaming Big Five safari experience in the ...

URCard Prepaid Debit CardURCard: Your Handy Prepaid Debit Card ...

Introducing the safe and smart alternative to your conventional bank and credit ...

Renegade Bloody Bingo Halloween Cape TownRenegade Bingo in Cape Town

OoOoOoO! Ghouls and goblins, prepare for a night of spooky bloody bingo this ...

The Galileo Open Air Theatre KirstenboschThe Galileo Open Air Cinema at ...

Enjoy cult classics and award-winning films beneath the Cape’s starry skies ...

TRIVIA

image description

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips