Mating lions is always a spectacular sighting when It occurs.
One can never predict when it will take place and I for one always appreciate this kind of social behavior, simply because it means potential lion cubs for the future.
This is also one of the more unusual sightings that I have not seen for more than a year.
The mating ritual took place in the southern territory of the 3 Timbavati males between one of the Timbavati males and one of the Machattan lionesses.
Now if this process was successful we should have new cubs at the end of February. This will be the birth date.
The mother will then keep the cubs hidden for another 3 months before we will see them for the first time.