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Bob Jnr


Posted by Marc on Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:14 am

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Pride males don't get much finer nor majestic than BJ aka Bob Jnr,  son of one of the famous male coalition known as Bob and Ziggy*, (so named for both their impressive manes that grew so long they formed dreadlocks).

BJ, now nearly 8 yrs old, is also starting to develop those famous locks and a dead ringer for his dad.

We found him one early morning atop a small kopje waking up to survey his kingdom.

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*Bob & Ziggy recently became the oldest documented coalition pair with both @ 15 years of age, to survive in the wild, Bob died of injuries last May after a territorial battle with a much younger male and Ziggy now 16 is still alive but now seriously looking his age when I saw him last month and could be in his final year.
This pair managed to father cubs from 3 different sequential prides.
What an amazing achievment!

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by david fletcher on Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:01 am
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what a fabulous and imperial looking Male. Thanks for that information Marc.
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by John Spreitzer on Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:43 pm
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Super portait! Love that look and flowing mane!
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by Carol Clarke on Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:24 am
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I often feel that the names given to these magnificent males don't do them justice.  Bob?  Not that I have anything against the name (memories of my first crush.......) but looking at this wonderful face, I feel at least he should be Alexander, or perhaps one of the Egyptian Kings........  :wink: 


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by Marc on Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:14 am
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Carol Clarke wrote:
I often feel that the names given to these magnificent males don't do them justice.  Bob?  Not that I have anything against the name (memories of my first crush.......) but looking at this wonderful face, I feel at least he should be Alexander, or perhaps one of the Egyptian Kings........  :wink: 


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Sounds like Bob didn't leave a good impression on you Carol  :lol: ,

this boy tends to go more by the [i]colloquial [/i]name of BJ, which I think is a tad nicer than just Bob:mrgreen:
 

by Carol Clarke on Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:39 am
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Marc wrote:
Carol Clarke wrote:
I often feel that the names given to these magnificent males don't do them justice.  Bob?  Not that I have anything against the name (memories of my first crush.......) but looking at this wonderful face, I feel at least he should be Alexander, or perhaps one of the Egyptian Kings........  :wink: 


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Sounds like Bob didn't leave a good impression on you Carol  :lol: ,

this boy tends to go more by the [i]colloquial [/i]name of BJ, which I think is a tad nicer than just Bob:mrgreen:


On the contrary, Marc, Bob worked on my uncle's farm.  He used to fly past on a tractor with his cap on backwards and the top of his wellington boots folded down............. now what could be cooler than that...... I was just 12 years old at the time.  :mrgreen: 

I agree, BJ is slightly better, but its still not 'magnificent'.  :)

I do love your portrait, though.

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by Mark Boranyak on Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:07 am
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Agree with the other nice comments. I just love the pose and the flowing mane. Any those eyes....
 

by Ed Cordes on Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:30 pm
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Yes, that Mane is outstanding. Great story as well. He look proud of his heritage.
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