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Dereck Joubert responds to a hunter on the economics of hunting

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Dereck Joubert explains how the argument for hunting gets thinner each time it is tested.

Hippo – it’s an acquired taste

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We have heard of the Savuti lions specialising in killing elephants but the lions in South Luangwa seem to like hippo meat instead.

Seven lions released into Akagera

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Rwanda’s new lion residents set free into Akagera National Park.

Professional hunters’ association president calls for a review of lion hunting

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After viewing the new film Blood Lions, Hermann Meyeridricks is asking the hunting association to reconsider its position on lion hunting.

Video of lions taking down kudu in road

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Video of the opportunistic lions that took down a startled kudu amongst the cars in Kruger.

Dead lions discovered at liquidated lodge

Image sourced from Andre Knipe's Facebook Page

NSPCA to intervene at liquidated lodge in Kroonstad where dead lions have been discovered.

Blood Lions – a film exposing the brutal exploitation of the king of beasts

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We interview wildlife campaigner Ian Michler, and filmmaker Nick Chevallier about their new film, Blood Lions.

All women initiative to save lions

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The Niassa Lion Project announces their new initiative ‘Pride’; an alliance of professional women who lead carnivore conservation projects in Africa.

Niassa lions benefit from elephant poaching

Lion population increased in Mozambique park

The lion population in Niassa National Reserve is increasing as a result of “getting huge amounts of meat” from poached elephants.

The risk of captive carnivores

Captive Lions

The EWT calls for the public to question the role of captive carnivore facilities and the management of the animals in their care.

Lions take up royal residency in Akagera after 15 years absence

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Akagera’s new lions settle into their boma after a 46 hour journey.

A lion family tree

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A lion pride decorates a sausage tree in this incredible sighting!

Lion royalty returns to Rwanda

© Matthew Poole/ African Parks

7 lions to travel from KwaZulu Natal to Akagera National Park in Rwanda as part of project to restore local biodiversity in the Park.

Lion trouble in Namibia

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Lions could be in trouble in Namibia’s north-west if nothing is done to reduce human-predator conflict.

Female cheetah successfully released in Gondwana

Collared cheetah release

Gondwana are happy to announce the successful transition of a female cheetah into the wild.

Bye bye buffalo

Lion chases off cubs

A buffalo kill that will be engrained onto minds and memory cards for a long time.

Narrow escape for young elephant

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A lion leaps on an elephant’s back during a high speed chase.

Safety with lions on safari

Wild Wings Safaris

Following the recent fatal attack in a lion park, Wild Wings Safaris explores why open safari vehicles are still safe.

Croc and lions battle for a buffalo

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A 14 foot crocodile and 2 male lions battle it out over a Cape buffalo kill.

Kapama game drive with lion cubs and a pangolin

lion cub playing with its big brother

As luck would have it – lion cub and pangolin sightings in the same game drive.

Happy times in Hlane Royal National Park

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Wildlife encounters on former private hunting grounds

A serenade by a lion choir

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Lions awake from their slumber and decided to announce their presence to all and sundry.

South African lion management plan released

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How lions in South Africa are destined to end up being traded to China.

Lion stare downs in the Kgalagadi

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Lions show they are not to be messed with in the Kgalagadi.

An African safari in the Kalahari

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A safari in the Kalahari with lions, brown hyenas and a host of other wild animals.

South Luangwa’s best sightings

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4 amazing South Luangwa sightings!

The lions and the fox

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Lion cubs interact with a bat-eared fox in the Kalahari.

A marvellous Madikwe photo safari

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Africa Geographic Travel’s second Madikwe photo safari is a great success!

When a lone baby wildebeest meets some lions

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A wildebeest succumbs to the harsh reality of life on the Maasai Mara plains.

A Kalahari safari on video

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Beautiful photos and a video from a 5 day safari in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Camera trap footage sparks hope for lion comeback in Gabon

Lions thought to be regionally extinct in Gabon have been caught on camera!

Lions lay claim at Limpopo-Lipadi

Three wild lions that have been roaming the Tuli area in southern Botswana have entered the Limpopo-Lipadi Private Game Reserve and settled down to claim their territory.

Hunting with lions in Chobe

An adrenaline-fuelled sighting when lions take on a herd of buffalo in Chobe.

Claws out over Lion Man Craig Busch’s new park in South Africa

The Lion Man’s shift to South Africa has upset the conservation community. Craig Busch has opened a new wildlife park near Rustenburg called Jabula Big Cat Sanctuary.

Elephant rulers of Linyanti

The secretive region of Chobe’s Linyanti is dominated by elephants.

Why people kill lions

In light of the events in Tanzania on the first of January, Jeremy examines the age old conflict between humans and lions in East Africa.

Tanzania villagers slaughter six lions

Nearly 100 furious Olasiti villagers shot down two lions and speared four others to death in retaliation to the stray lion’s attack on livestock.

The amazing Akagera

Akagera National Park: one of conservation’s success stories.

Generation Y and saving lions

Jacalyn discusses the flaws of Generation Y when it comes to issues worth fighting for such as canned lion hunting.

Capturing that something special in a photo

Adding that something extra to your wildlife photography.

Lions, cubs and dunes – A Kalahari photographic safari

John de Jager explores the beauty of the Kalahari on a photographic safari.

A lion greeting

A lion sub greets his dad in Savuti.

10 lovely images that capture life in Liuwa

From herds of lechwe in the flood plains to the fishing festival of the Lozi people. Liuwa Plain National Park is place worth visiting!

Book review: My Lion’s Heart by Gareth Patterson

Gareth Patterson’s book, My Lion’s Heart, is the incredible story of one man’s determination to give a small group of young orphaned lions a fresh start in life.

Elephant survives attack by 14 lions

A young elephant somehow manages to bravely fend off an attack by a 14 member pride of female lions in Zambia.

Lions take down first elephant of the season in Savuti

A pride of lions take down the first elephant of the season in Savuti.

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