A few images out of my collection over the 4 years…
Similar pictures showing the differences between the Shobele and Machaton males…
In picture 1 note the ‘black’ nose of the Schobele male and the ‘pink’ nose of the Machaton male in picture 2. Also pay attention to the different battle scars.
Note again the black and pink noses. Also mane differences very evident.
Note in picture 5 that the bottom right incisor of the Schobele male is broken and not so with the Machaton male in picture 6.
The “older” Machaton male is now between 7 and 8 years old and was born from the Machaton pride with the Shobele male being his “dad”. One can see that good genes grow handsome manes and this easily caused confusion for some between the two of them.
Hope the pictures helps a bit…
Kings Camp guide