May 18, 2018 by Big On Wild

The famous white lion was seen with 8 other sub adult male lions.

Update on the White Lion of Kruger
© Morne Boitjie Vermeulen

The white lion can be found on the around the H6/S41 area around Satara, he was born in 2014 and he was fathered by the Shishangaan male lions.

Update on the White Lion of Kruger
© Morne Boitjie Vermeulen

On Tuesday he was seen by Morne Boitjie Vermeulen on the H6 with 8 other sub adult males.

Update on the White Lion of Kruger
© Morne Boitjie Vermeulen

The other males also belong to the Shishangaan pride.

The territory around the H6 and Singita is dominated by the 4 Shishangaan males, if these 9 males decide to stick together they would be able to take over the area.

Update on the White Lion of Kruger
© Morne Boitjie Vermeulen

Having such a big male coalition is possible the Gomondwane males down the South of Kruger had a total of 6 males.

Update on the White Lion of Kruger
© Ronesh Parbhoo

The only problem that big coalition face is the sourcing of food, feeding 9 males is difficult therefore they would have to kill atleast 2 buffalos to feed all of them.

Mating with females also becomes a problem because only the most dominant is allowed to mate with a female, which can cause fighting for dominance within the coalition, often you then see the coalition break up.

The Skybed Males were also a coalition of 9 when they were still young and they eventually split in a group of 4 and 5 lions.

He isn’t the only wild white lion in the Kruger, one was recently born in Ngala private game reserve.

Update on the White Lion of Kruger
© Morne Boitjie Vermeulen

We are glad to see this white lion doing well and we can’t wait to see when he is a fully grown male lion.

Update on the White Lion of Kruger
© Morne Boitjie Vermeulen

We would like to thank Morne Boitjie Vermeulen for the images.