Saturday, August 22, 2009

aaargh...I tried soo hard to get Alex to stalk the horses... and then at the last moment he was so curious that lifted his head to chat to Rhondelle instead of trying to scare her. Rhondelle of course is a retired polo cross horse and has been around stranger animals than a 3 month old lion cub trying to stalk her!

But the cubs, Benjie and Alex were old enough now to join the other young lions at the Park. Its time for them to start their training as "walking Lions" Their job will be to take humans on nature walks through the Park. They do such good work making humans realise that lions are rough, tough, and dangerous animals BUT if they are treated with respect, they can be the most amazing companions.

Granny who lives with us was also beginning to find that Benjie and Alex were too big for her to cope with. Mum would like to show you just a couple more pics of the lions before she had to send them back to their real world to become LIONS!


  1. A Beautiful dreamy picture of this baby cat!

    I hope a little guy like Alex wouldn't stalk the horse. The punishment could be being kicked a good distance with lots of hurts to remember it by!

    Stella the Borador

  2. Hello Musole,

    Seems to me you trained the kits well my friend.
    Alex was probably just say his goodbye's to Rhondelle the horse.

    I bet that Benjie and Alex will do quite well as "walking lions"!

    We wish them both all the best and that they both have long good lives ahead of them.

    Woo Woo, Tessa

  3. Hi Tessa He sure was saying good bye...funny how animals seem to know when their worlds are going to change...well before our humans seem to have any clue!! Alex and Benjie have become wonderful "walking lions", well behaved and good teachers to many humans.

    Have a lovely day!

  4. Those babies are just adorable. You do such good work at such an important time in their lives.

    Come on over today and help us get the word out to the Eagles about Mr. Vick! We has a furry im-paw-tant bloggy post taday!