I saw the big male Kudyela and his pride of 10 this afternoon 30 August 2015 as they were slowly walking in the direction of Nkanyi dam to quench their thirst. He is now in the prime of his life and has grown into a very impressive lion. Males lions will be chased away by their fathers at about 3 -4 years of age and they will be able to take a new territory by 5 years of age. Their manes will also be fully grown by then. Average lifespan will be about 10 – 12 years depending on the strength and size of their coalition.