Welcome to our first ever published Newsletter – this month we are focusing on women because the Month of August is Women’s Month in South Africa with 9 August being National Women’s Day.
Throughout the year we will post several newsletters each month. These newsletters will give you a great opportunity to take a couple of minutes and let your imagination wander to Africa…
Our Newsletters will generally be about interesting and exciting wildlife sightings we have encountered with our guest whilst on Safari in the Kruger National Park. We will talk about fascinating topics and most importantly things that inspire us. Inspiration is key!
With August being women’s month and our company being run by two women, we found it only fitting to focus on the topic of women.
“Umfazi omandla” – The Zulu Word for “Mighty Woman”.
Women of all walks of life are precious beyond belief. Let’s take a moment a bow to the women who dare to be different and are not afraid to stand up for who they are and what they believe in. Let’s bow to the women who set the needs of others before their own but still know their worth and are not afraid to speak out and stand alone.
Happy Women’s Month 2018! We salute you!
Now having saluted our wonderful human women in the World, let’s avert our focus to the females in the Animal Kingdom.
The Female Lion
The word “lion” can revert to an individual who emanates strength and courage. (In the Human World, The Zodiac Star Sign Leo (23 July – 22 August) also means Lion – shout out to all the Leo’s out there.)
As you all know the female lion is called a lioness. Even though the Male Lion – better known as the King of the Jungle – wears his magnificent mane with pride and glory, he is still very much dependent on his female counterpart. Yet, after a successful kill done by his loyal females, the male simply walks in and takes what he wants, hence the saying “taking the lion’s share”. Talk about lazy. Well, lazy is an understatement. Cats sleep about 20 hours a day. All cats, even your precious little house cat.
Hunting: First of all they need to hunt before they can eat, right? Did you know 90% of the hunting is done by the Lionesses alone? Why, you may ask? It’s simple really. Lionesses are fast. Okay, okay, not cheetah-fast, but pretty fast indeed. The Lioness is designed for speed. She has a sexy, sleek body that can make her 30% faster than hubby. Hubby is heavier and bulkier too! Not to mention the size and weight of that impressive mane he has to carry around all day. The Lioness has an average of about 45 mph speed in comparison to 35 mph of the male. The advantage is obvious. This is only one of the amazing facts about the lioness. Truly a force to be reckoned with…
And for all the men out there – look after your lioness and she will feed you well!