My name is Sebaka
I was born on May 27, weighing 2.7 kg, and was warmly welcome as the very first white male cub born in Mama Tau White Lions Breeding Project.
My mother gave birth at the same time to another white cub, but as often when “mother” for the first time, we were left alone in the bush, and my sister was killed by another lioness.
Sebaka means “chance” in Northern Sotho.
And chance I had, as I was luckily rescued and bred by Mama Tau staff ; since then, I am receiving milk each 4 hours, and after 6 weeks of full attention, I am now quite healthy and growing fast, and can be seen in Mama Tau.
I also received a job ! I am now in charge of writing the quarterly newsletter, and will keep you informed about all small & big events occurring in Mama Tau.
So let’s start working, beginning with some news about all little cubs born since January…
All brown females gave birth to some cubs, and the total number of lions in Mama Tau is now reaching 35 ; some cubs are still shy and hiding in the bush, but most of them can be seen walking along with their mom. They are quite curious, and come and watch our visitors, and some days, the only difference between visitors & ‘visited’ is just… a camera.
We had some changes in the Lodge as well ; a brand new lapa was built, and some additional game joined us on the property. Guests of the lodge do now have a chance to view zebras, giraffes, wildebeest, kudu, impala, warthogs, bushbucks, klipspringers, etc…
The tented camp is also under construction ; it will feature 4 familial self catered units, each with 4 beds, kitchenette, bathroom, private terrace & braai, all sharing a nice swimming pool. It is nestled under the trees, at a stone’s throw from the lions camp, so you lucky guys will have the chance to hear my brothers & sisters roaring at night. On my side, though doing my best, my roaring still sounds much like mewing…
Well, as I am still young and need a rest, that will be all for this time. Stay tuned for further news, and in the meantime come and visit me at Mama Tau.