A New Phase for the Sungue Pride

Flavia has split from the pride (and her 14 month old cubs) and begun mating with the newly arrived Xivulo Coalition. Some of Gorongosa’s safari guides captured this fierce moment ! This male (we are calling Xivulo M2) showed up out of the blue with one of the Park’s oldest males a few months ago. They have seized the core area of the Sungue range and have been mating with two of Nginga’s recently claimed courts – Flavia and Pandora. New cubs are likely on the horizon this year or early next year – stay tuned!

Xivulo M2 (male) and Flavia (collared female) mate after Flavia splits from her pride.

Xivulo M2 (male) and Flavia (collared female) mate after Flavia splits from her pride.

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