This is an update on the white lion of Kruger. The famous white lion was seen this past Tuesday with 8 other sub adult male lions.
The white lion can be found on the around the H6/S41 area around Satara, he was born in 2014 and he was fathered by the Shishangaan male lions.
On Tuesday he was seen by Morne Boitjie Vermeulen on the H6 with 8 other sub adult males.
The other males also belong to the Shishangaan pride.
The territory around the H6 and Singita is dominated by the 4 Shishangaan males, if these 9 males decide to stick together they would be able to take over the area.
Having such a big male coalition is possible the Gomondwane males down the South of Kruger had a total of 6 males.
The only problem that big coalition face is the sourcing of food, feeding 9 males is difficult therefore they would have to kill atleast 2 buffalos to feed all of them.
Mating with females also becomes a problem because only the most dominant is allowed to mate with a female, which can cause fighting for dominance within the coalition, often you then see the coalition break up.
The Skybed Males were also a coalition of 9 when they were still young and they eventually split in a group of 4 and 5 lions.
He isn’t the only wild white lion in the Kruger, one was recently born in Ngala private game reserve.
We are glad to see this white lion doing well and we can’t wait to see when he is a fully grown male lion.
We would like to thank Morne Boitjie Vermeulen for the images.