Shadow the Silent Slayer

A mammoth effort from one of our coalition male Lions, Shadow, who has managed to bring down a huge Eland bull. He has been on the kill for the last few days with hundreds of kilograms of meat at his paws. We estimate shadow to be around 220-230kg’s but that is tiny compared to the possible 700 – 800 Kg Eland bull  We cannot imagine he can eat anymore without his stomach bursting, but tonight he gave it five minutes.

It was a nice change to see him active instead of sleeping with a full tummy. He has done well to keep other scavengers off so far to have this feast all to himself – we wonder for how long…

© Jed Winer