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This is a lioness known as Gammyleg (owing to an injured hind leg) who I have known for the past few years.
She was a superb huntress & despite her disability raised 3 cubs (2 females & a male) to adulthood.
As far as I know a lioness & the male were lost (probably on noctournal suburban expeditions.)
She was also a regular in camp & used to wander through in the daytime from time-to-time, seemingly quite used to people….
A typical NNP lion, she was often seen outside the park, especially at night.
Her downfall came when she wandered onto the Magadi Road a few nights ago & was hit by a speeding vehicle……
My son Ned prayed for this lioness when she died. RIP Gammy…..
Below with the last surviving lioness of her family (let’s hope she’ll have cubs soon……..)