Satara Summer – Day 30 (2020/01/03)

We didn’t think it was even possible, but the Kruger Park definitely left the best for last – our first encounter ever with a truly wild White Lion, of which there are only a handful alive – 3 of them being in Kruger.

24 thoughts on “Satara Summer – Day 30 (2020/01/03)

    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Amazingly we realised on our first night back home just how bad the sensory overload is in the city, Carol! Despite being dead tired we couldn’t fall asleep due to all the noise and light around us, after getting used to only bush sounds and complete darkness at Satara! Such a sad state of affairs actually.

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      1. naturebackin

        Too bad – more like sensory bombardment in the city. I can relate to that awful disorientation getting back to the city after being away in the bush, when it feels like all one’s senses and psyche are being assaulted. I agree that it is sad, and although it is necessary to readjust it is surprising (and sad) how quickly one adjusts back into the urban way of life. Hopefully though you will all feel refreshed for the new year. After being out in nature for a few weeks, I find that I become newly reminded and more aware of what really matters and I think it is important to cling onto that …

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  1. T Ibara Photo

    Hello Dries,
    Thank you for sharing more views of beautiful Kruger. It must have been extra special to view a white lion in the wild. I can imagine even more so, that you could share this moment with your family. I love all photos in this gallery 🙂

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      They do, Lois. The “whiteness” is due to a recessive gene – they are not albinos but are white by design, as polar bears are, and can be born to tawny parents (if both carry the gene).

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  2. scrapydo2.wordpress.com

    Wow, dis nou regtig n ekstra en spesiale dier om te sien. Sal dit n “geteelde” een wees of n natuurlike een? Toe hul die wit leeutjies by die wildteelsentrum in Potties gehad het om te versorg het ek gaan kyk. Ongelukkig geen fotos wat ek kan wys nie. Jul was darem regtig baie gelukkig met jul tyd in die Wildtuin. Die diere lyk ook in n redelike goeie toestand. Hoe lyk die veld?

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Nee, hierdie wit leeu is natuurlik in oorsprong, Ineke, wat dit werklik spesiaal maak om hom te sien. Hy is nou al so 3/4 jaar oud en ons is baie bly om te sien hy is deel van n koalisie met ander mannetjies – hopelik neem hulle op een-of-ander tyd n trop oor en kom daar nuwe wit welpies in die Kruger aan!

      Na die onlangse reen is die Krugerwildtuin groen en welig en doen die herbivore baie goed. Dit is natuurlik n moeilike tyd vir die roofdiere want nou beweeg die troppe oor groter areas rond en versamel nie by die watergate soos in die droe tyd nie.

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Daar sal altyd vir jou n plekkie in die kar wees, Tina. Ons is nou veilig terug in Pretoria maar ek dink daar het weer n groot stuk van ons harte op Satara agtergebly. Voorspoedige 2020 vir jou!

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