WE were able to spend most of the morning with the Paradise Pride which proved to be rather fortuitous as the pride had a rather interesting start to its day. The pride seemed to be in a relaxed state, enjoying the cool morning air with an alert; A similarly relaxed member of the Musketeer Coalition was located nearby. Unexpectedly, one of the lionesses began to contact call, bringing the group to attention. Then, the lioness began marching the pride toward the river, Musketeer in tow. The behavior initially seemed a bit odd until WE noticed lone lioness on the opposite shore. This lioness, who had small cubs with her, had clearly been separated from the rest of the pride when they had crossed the croc infested waters. While it was obvious that the pride had hoped to reunite, the scaly reptiles prevented it. While this was a mildly unfortunate end to the sighting, our moods brightened when WE later spied a few of the pride’s sub-adults chasing giraffe. While the continent’s tallest animal seemed annoyed by the youngsters’ frolics, WE could not help laughing at the unintentional comedy.