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Video: Lions lick water off tent

©Francie Francisca Lubbe

A close encounter in the Kgalagadi as three lions enjoy licking water from a tent!

A jaw-dropping Kruger sighting

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A jaw-dropping sighting in the Kruger National Park in South Africa as a male buffalo is chased by male lions into a dam and then more lions join the party….

Video: rival lioness indirectly saves buffalo

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Hungry lions bring down a buffalo cow, but things change when a rival lioness gets involved!

Videos and photos as lions chase buffalo into car in Kruger

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An unpredictable sighting in Kruger as a herd of buffalo run straight towards a parked car, with lions hot on their heels.

Do hunters conserve wildlife?

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A debate for and against the motion “Hunters Conserve Wildlife”.

Video: rare footage of white lions mating

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Watch as white lions are caught on camera during the act at Tanda Tula!

Travel companies call for an end to activities that exploit lions

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African safari and ecotourism companies call for an end to captive breeding and canned lion hunting.

More than half of southern Kruger’s lions may have TB

Performing a lion endoscopy: Mr. Pauli Viljoen from SANParks with Prof. Michelle Miller and Mr Guy Hassler from Stellenbosch University

54% of the southern Kruger lion population is estimated to be infected with bovine tuberculosis, which could have big consequences for the park if not managed properly.

33 rescued lions bound for home in South Africa

After 18 months in ADI’s care, “Bumba and Junior and the rest of the Colombian Nine don’t realize their lives will transform on Saturday,” says ADI.

On Friday, 29th April 2016, 33 lions will be flown back to the African bush from South America, following a ban on using wildlife in circuses in Peru and Colombia.

How animals behave in the bush – a safari experience

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From family quarrels to feeding time, this lucky safari guest got to experience the wonders of animal behaviour first hand.

Why clumsy lions shouldn’t climb trees

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The amazing lions of Uganda and Tanzania are famous for their tree climbing abilities, but this clumsy cub panics when his pride leaves him high and dry.

Photogenic predators in Sabi Sand

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Longstanding Cheetah Plains field guide, Andrew Khosa showcases some of his most recent sightings of the predators that call Sabi Sand home.

Two leopards stuck up a tree above a lion kill

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An incredible lion and leopard sighting follows an hour spent with wild dogs in Tanzania.

Amazing lion sightings at Kruger

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It’s busy season at Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge and there have been lions everywhere! See some of the most recent and unique sightings at Kruger.

Bumbling lions in the jackalberry tree

©Steve Farrell

Two clumsy lions try to climb a jackalberry tree in Kruger to get to a leopard’s impala kill.

Another lion killed in Kenya

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Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has announced the slaughter of yet another lion near Nairobi.

Lion culling: A paradox of banning trophy hunting?

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Conservation Action Trust asks the question whether trophy hunting is helping or harming lion populations at Bubye Valley Conservancy as they announce a potential culling of 200 lions.

Lion escapes yet again from Karoo National Park

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A lion has escaped from the Karoo National Park near Beaufort West for the second time.

Video: Lions steal GoPro

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While on safari, some very curious big cats take a liking to a GoPro….

What’s cuter than a lion cub? 5 lion cubs!

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Guests at Rhino River Lodge were recently treated to the most adorable sighting of five lion cubs in the Zululand Rhino Reserve.

Wild dogs and big cats under threat

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From habitat encroachment to trophy hunting and poaching, Africa’s predators are under constant threat. Find out what you can do to help.

The Maasai guard over the lions of East Africa

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From lion killers to guardians, how the Maasai people are working to protect East Africa’s lions and improve conservation.

A pride of lions surround a buffalo and calf

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The Mbiri pride of lions on the Manyeleti Game Reserve show no mercy for a mother buffalo and her calf.

Video: Lions attack buffalo in front of tourists

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Lions chase and bring down a limping buffalo on a road in Kruger, just metres away from tourists.

Managing the lion and the lamb

©Dr Niki Rust

A new method of anonymous online participation gets farmers and conservationists to agree on how to reduce conflict between livestock and carnivores in Namibia.

Lions return to Nairobi National Park after city excursion

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Six lions have returned to Nairobi National Park, hours after escaping from the reserve and spooking residents as they roamed through parts of the city.

A honey badger is the star of the show in the Kgalagadi

What a performance.

A great sighting of a honey badger wraps up an incredible first time trip to the Kgalagadi.

Six lions on the loose in Nairobi

Six lions have escaped from the Nairobi National Park ©Nation Media Group

The Kenya Wildlife Service is combing the nearby area for lions that have escaped from Nairobi National Park.

Lions rediscovered in Ethiopia’s Alatash National Park

The number of lions in Africa has declined by half since the 1990s

A previously unknown population of lions has been discovered in a remote park in north-western Ethiopia, close to the border of Sudan.

Why do lions play?

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When Bushwise students find some lions playing around in the bush, they raise some questions about lion behaviour.

Woman tragically mauled to death by lion at Victoria Falls

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A lioness mauls and feeds on the dead body of a 52-year-old Zimbabwean woman who was trying to safeguard her livestock.

How lions’ hunting techniques have adapted in Ruaha

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A big pride of lions in Ruaha National Park adapts to targeting elephant and giraffe in order to keep all of their hungry mouths well fed.

Snared lion rescued at Kruger

Image sourced on SANParks - Kruger National Park Facebook group

Lion seen with a snare around its neck in Kruger has been saved and re-released.

Parties involved speak out about lion raffle

© Janine Avery

As news of a controversial lion raffle spreads, some of the parties that could stand to benefit from the hunt are speaking out about the hunt.

Lions, trophy hunting and the US government – the 27 facts you need to know

Ernest Hemingway on safari in 1934

27 things you need to know about lion trophy imports in the US, and the impact hunting is having on lions in Africa.

An attempt at lunch before lion love

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A lion rendez-vous in South Luangwa…

A game drive with Cheetah Plains

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A day with Cheetah Plains in the Greater Kruger region.

6 things to learn about lions

© Berenice Meintjes

Here are 6 interesting things you need to know about lion interactions.

Conservancies provide safety for Maasai Mara lions

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The importance of conservancies in preventing conflict between humans and lions in the Maasai Mara.

5 things about Selous

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Here are 5 things you should know about Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania.

Poison destroys another Kenyan lion pride

At least two cubs were killed by the poisoning, and two other cubs remain unaccounted for

The conflict between subsistence farmers and lions continues in the Amboseli ecosystem as a lion pride is poisoned.

My top ten sightings in the Maasai Mara

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10 iconic sightings in the Maasai Mara!

Famous Marsh lions poisoned in Maasai Mara

© Patrick Reynolds

Lions from the Marsh Pride, made famous by the Big Cat Diary series, have been poisoned in the Maasai Mara with at least two lions dead as a result.

Video: Lions dig warthog out of burrow

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Lions work hard for their warthog dinner in Botswana.

Video: Lion cubs join daddy for dinner

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Two Majingilane male lions force a female away from the wildebeest that she had just killed on a hunt in the Kruger National Park. Even the cute cubs got a piece of the action!

Video: It’s a feeding frenzy in Tanzania!

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The below video was recorded in the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. It shows an absolute feeding frenzy as a group of lions, hyenas and jackals all fight to get their taste of “buffalo pie”.

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