At Duma Tau we saw another group of
lions that will require several letters. Lincoln saw tracks and we took
off into the bush, leaving the road far behind. We roamed around for
about 45 minutes and we were beginning to think Theba didn't know what he was
doing, when suddenly, there they were, walking along, crossing right in front of
us! There were four lionesses and a dozen cubs of varying
Most of the cubs had gone by by the
time we got close enough to take pictures. They were thin and Theba
said they had hunted unsuccessfully in the night and that's why they were still
moving this morning--looking for something to eat.
About thirty yards after the
lionesses had gone by, here came "Himself"!
He was keeping them in sight
so he could eat first at whatever they might get. He was a magnificent
More on him in the next letter.