Two Collared Lions Mating Near Campi Ya Kanzi
|Lorpolosie is a magnificent, ten-year-old male who covers a vast territory between the Chyulu Hills|
and Amboseli National Park. It is a rare treat to see him so close to Campi ya Kanzi.
|Lorpolosie was collared by MWCT one year ago in November 2013. After two weeks, however,|
the collar stopped working properly and could no longer be tracked by satellite.
|Lorpolosie has an impressive two-tone mane that is gold on top and dark brown on the bottom.|
This is a distinguishing trait that has become relatively uncommon among lions.
|Watch out for those teeth!|
|Namunyak (right) is a four-year-old female who was collared in November 2013.|
Her name means "blessing" or "lucky one" in Maa, the language of the Maasai.
Namunyak and Lorpolosie have been spending time with two other adult females.
|Namunyak is a regular resident of the area surrounding Campi ya Kanzi.|
Our guests frequently have the opportunity to see her in the wild.
|Namunyak's female companions, like this beauty, may also be looking to mate soon.|
|Namunyak and Lopolosie have been inseparable for the last few days.|
Lions have a very intense mating ritual in which they copulate 20-40 times per day
for a period of several days, sometimes even forgoing food.
|If Namunyak gets pregnant, she will give birth in 3-4 months.|
This would mark her debut as a mother. Cross your fingers for cubs!