Noongoile – mating with lions from outside the crater?

Noongoile, a young female from the crater had a collar put on in January 2020. Born in 2010 in the Crater’s Lakes pride, Noongoile was found by Roimen after having disappeared for some months, with five pride members up on the Crater rim. Noongoile had lactation stains, a sign of cubs, and from our observations we can assume that they are sired by NguvuKazi, whom she had previously been hanging out with. By collaring Noongoile we hope to learn more about the Lake pride’s movements in and out of the Crater, and further have the GPS-collar positions assist us to warn herders if Noongoile gets into livestock areas. Up until now she has stayed in the Crater, with one other female and they are raising their cubs together.

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ID card of LK107 aka Noongoile

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Noongoile, here 10 months, born 2010 in the Crater’s Lakes pride

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Noongoile lactating, here on the Crater rim, August 2019

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Roimen collaring Noongoile on the Crater floor, January 2020

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Noongoile and Lucias three cubs, June 2020

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Noongoile and Lucias cubs, June 2020