Celebrating Lions – An African Legend..

Mating Lions Etosha National park
Mating Lions, Gemsbokvlakte near Okaukuejo, Etosha National Park, Namibia

World Lion Day

Saturday 10th August was World Lion Day. Where top conservationists discuss all things lion, and indeed are Celebrating Lions.

Christmas Day Lions near Okaukuejo, Etosha National Park, Namibia
Christmas Day Lions near Okaukuejo, Etosha National Park, Namibia

Lion Numbers

This iconic African predator is in trouble. With lion numbers declining by 43% over the last 2 decades. There are now only an estimated 20,000 remaining in the entire continent.

Habitat loss, bush-meat poaching and conflict with livestock owners are the main reasons for this decline.

Male Lion at  Doringdraii, Eastern Etosha National Park, Namibia
Near Doringdraii, Eastern Etosha National Park, Namibia

Namibia Lions

In Namibia they are Celebrating Lions, we have an estimated 1,000+ lions nearly half of which live in Etosha National Park. These are thought to be the most genetically pure lions in Africa, therefore essential to the entire species.

Lions at Chudop Waterhole, Namutoni, Etosha National Park, Namibia
Line up of Lions at Chudop Waterhole, Namutoni, Etosha National Park, Namibia

We also have some of Africa’s top conservationists in Namibia. Who work tirelessly to resolve the conflict between local communities and these magnificent carnivores. Tammy Hoth-Hanssen from “Africat North” is a pioneer in this field. See her story here

www.africat.org/communal-carnivore-conservation-program/

Chudop Waterhole, Namutoni, Etosha National Park, Namibia
Lioness close up picture
Savuti Marsh, Chobe National Park, Botswana
Lion Cubs
Chudop Waterhole, Namutoni, Etosha National Park, Namibia
Lion cub in Botswana
Khwai Concession, Botswana

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