Laipangwa – the one who grew up quickly – son of Nayomi from Ndutu’s Twin Hill pride

TWH-2, aka Laipangwa (meaning the one that grows up quickly) born March 2015 in Ndutu’s Twin Hill pride to Nayomi. At the age of three he moved on with his uncle “Katavi” as a dispersing nomad. After much efforts and trials, Roimen and vet. Nyaki managed to capture and collar Laipangwa in Aug 2018, in the Lake Eyasi escarpment. The pair kept wandering far and wide in the NCA multiuse landscape. His uncle got lost in October 2018, and Laipangwa continued his wide wanderings on his own. He has passed through each zone of the Ilchokuti – everyone at stand-by to protect him as he appears, often in areas where people haven’t seen or heard lions in a very long time. In June 2019 he ventured into the Ngorongoro Crater, and we crossed our fingers for him to settle. Food and lion females were in plenty. But his visits into the Crater has been short few-days visits, often just handing out in the densely vegetated inside slopes. Since mid-2019 he appears to have settled with a group of females on the plains and outer slopes NW of the Crater.

 

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Laipangwa was born to Nayomi in March 2015 in Ndutu’s Twin Hill pride 

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Laipangwa 1 year

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Laipangwa 3 years

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Laipangwa 5 years

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Laipangwa 5 years