An Ode to Kinky Tail, a Legend at MalaMala

Kink-Tail (Mlowathi male lion) on MalaMala Game Reserve

The inimitable Kinky-Tail by Andrew Batchelor

One of our astute YouTube friends made an adept observation that it has been two years since Kinky Tail’s demise.

Our more recent safari enthusiasts may not have heard of Kinky Tail – he was one of the legendary male lions to grace MalaMala in years past, and was part of the Mlowathi lion coalition. He met his very tragic and ultimately end during an epic battle with a rival coalition. Click here to  read the account if you were not part of it way back then.

In lieu of the (close to) anniversary of the end of his reign, we though we would share this clip of him and a Styx Pride lioness roaring into the night.

I am sure that those who have been near a roaring lion will agree that nothing tops the real thing. But it comes close….

Here’s to Kinky Tail!

Happy weekend everyone,

The MalaMala Ranger Team

3 thoughts on “An Ode to Kinky Tail, a Legend at MalaMala

  1. Boy, oh boy, I remember a night with Leon where we sat for what seemed like hours and then they started, just like this video. The ground seemed to vibrate with the power of that roar. My family and I will never forget it. It was wonderful!

  2. Kinky tail and Mohawk had a better roaring sound and style than their leader Makulu.Now kinky and Mohawk are no more but Makulu and pretty boy are still around and quite aged.

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