Kalahari Lions

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The Kalahari lion has adapted to the harsh conditions of the desert that can range from freezing temperatures during the night to boiling heat during the day with only the shade of a few Camel Thorn Trees. These lions live in smaller groups and can go for two weeks without water getting all their moisture form their prey. Although the Oryx is their favorite prey they can make due with the smaller animals that inhabit this harsh environment. On our way from Urikaruus wilderness camp, where we had spent the night, to

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Twee Rivieren Camp we came across two female lions along the side of the road. One was very pregnant. We were able to watch them for over a half hour by ourselves without other vehicles joining us.The two sisters spent quite a while bathing each others faces, then each got up and slowly crossed the road behind us…

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