Ingwavuma II

Lion cub sitting in green grass at sunset, staring at the camera

Lion Name:

Ingwavuma’s name derives from African roots meaning “Roar of the Creator”.

Known for:

Affectionate, brave, curious – golden personality heralding the Golden Age.


A Day of Freedom is what it costs our non-profit organisation to ensure the freedom and safety of every single one of our lions every single day –  free-roaming in the heart of their Protected Area, as is their nature-given right.

1 Day of Freedom costs: $ 85

Meet Ingwavuma II

Our Little Winged Prince, Ingwavuma II, was born on the 8:8th StarGate Portal to Queen Marah’s son Letaba, and the glorious Khanyezi, a golden lioness who dug her way into our Heartlands after escaping from the greater Kruger system.

Ingwavuma II  is named after the legendary Ingwavuma I, Linda Tucker’s Guardian Lion, who was tragically hunted by an American trophy hunter in Timbavati on a sacred lion date: 22 August 2000.

Pure charm and personality, bringing love into the life of all around him, it was clear he was going to be an ambassador from day one, indicating that he would grow into his true LionHearted Leadership™ governing role in the very near future…

Affectionate, brave and curious, the Sun Prince stole our hearts – and his golden personality will carry us into the Golden Age.

As a cub, the biggest highlight for our little Prince, was undoubtedly was undoubtedly the day that he finally got to meet his dad face-to-face. On Freedom Day (27 April), Letaba left his fenced boma and joined his family, after ‘boma-bonding’ with Ingwavuma for a period of seven months. When Letaba met the Trio on the road after he left his secluded space, the lionesses were both calm and relaxed, but kept a watchful eye over little Ingwavuma. On contact, after the immediate electricity, here was a lot of grooming and cheek-rubbing between all of the family members, and affection rather than aggression was shown by everyone!

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