Cubs Grow up at Chudop

by Bob Shepardson
(DeBary Fl. U.S.A.)

Sept 2011 one cub

Sept 2011 one cub

Sept 2011 one cub
Sept 2011 multiple cubs
March 2012
March 2012 2

In September Sherry and I were lucky to get some photos of cubs from the pride that considers Chudop part of its territory. These photos, the first two attached taken, in super light in Sept. We were once again fortunate in being able to photograph these same cubs in March 2012. The light wasn't quite as good, but we feel priviledged to be able to document the growth of these cats. Will be back in September 2012 so stay tuned.

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Apr 09, 2012
Reply to Jenny
by: Bob

Jenny, It is neat. As for the cubs, in September we counted 8 and still count 8, which is really good. We were told one was killed by a Hyeana, so our September count may be off. In total we're told the pride numbers 16. We can only attest to 13, but some may have been off. Also took photos of a mother Cheetah with two cubs in the same location we took shots of a mother and two in September. Will post these later. Will aso post photos of these lion cubs playing in the water.

Apr 09, 2012
by: Jenny

Hi Bob thanks for the update, we always wonder how many cubs will survive and these photos show us that they are well and growing up fast.

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