Lioness with her Zebra Kill
The prides in this part of Botswana had fallen apart. Maned males came over from Namibia, but did not stay. Our guide, familiar with these denizens, felt this female had been on her own for a long time. He pointed out her powerful and muscular build, bigger than the average female in a pride. When we found her it was late afternoon, terribly hot and she was protecting her kill. She had brought down a zebra and did not want the vultures to get it. As night fell she relaxed, cooled off, fooled around and actually ate.