Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve started with two lion cubs, namely Tau and Nala. Tau is a male white lion and Nala, a female with 50% white lion genes. We acquired these two lions as cubs and hand reared them at our reception area.
Tau, as a young cub, got very sick. We took him to the vet as we thought he had ear infection. The vet suggested that we should get a second opinion, and the closest sepcialized lion vetenary institution was Onderstepoort.
We chartered a plane, where Tau and Keith Stanton, director of Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve, flew to Onderstepoort, where they did a MRI on him. The end results showed a Vitamin A deficiency.
They treated him with a course of injections and took him to the Pretoria Zoo. Inkwenkwezi would like to give thanks to the Pretoria Zoo for hosting him for us at no charge, while he was under medication. Thanks also to 1Time Airline, who flew him back to East London, also at no charge. We appreciate your excellent service and hospitality.
We acquired another two female lions, both with 50% white lion genes. Only one of the females bred with our male and two white cubs were born from the first litter and two brown cubs and one white male cub were born from the second litter.
The one brown male cub was then later sold to another Game Reserve.
Inkwenkwezi is happy to report that we have our third litter of baby cubs, from our original female, Nala. She has a litter of four cubs, three brown and one white lion cub.
Inkwenkwezi acquired six new cubs at one month of age, currently 4 months old, to improve the gene pool, that’s being hand reared; photos of our volunteers walking them in the reserve can be seen in our January newsletter.
Below: Photo's of Nala and her new born cubs.