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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?


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


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


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


A lion rendez-vous in South Luangwa…

A game drive with Cheetah Plains


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


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

5 things about Selous


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


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


Lions work hard for their warthog dinner in Botswana.

Video: Lion cubs join daddy for dinner


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!


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”.

Lion hunters in cross-hairs

According to Mashinini, the hunter and others allegedly killed more than 30 lions without the required permits.

A well-known Free State lion breeder and hunting-safari operator could soon find himself in court on illegal hunting charges.

Lions hunt an unsuspecting warthog in Botswana


A wish fulfilled of watching a lion hunt from start to finish!

Lions pay their first visit to Terrapin Hide


Lions cause quite a stir at the waterhole in front of the photographic hide at Jaci’s Lodge in Madikwe.

Lions learning to hunt


Life lessons for these young lions!

Anger over ‘missing’ rhinos and lions


Senior officials of a North West government agency are in trouble following their alleged failure to account for the ‘missing’ African lions and white rhinos on a game farm owned by the provincial government.

5 reasons to safari at the start of summer


5 reasons why you should go on a safari in Natal now!

Blood Lions threatens to bring down lion breeding industry

© Pippa Hankinson

A closer look at the world’s reaction to the Blood Lions documentary.

Lions abide by the rules of the bridge

Whilst the other sub male takes note of the sign

A pride of lions takes note of the signs and follow instructions while crossing a bridge in Moremi Game Reserve.

A lion cub and the supermoon eclipse


A month of planning + a BeetleCam + a supermoon eclipse + a lion cub = the perfect shot to last another 18 years.

Lions in a hail storm


All hail broke loose in Pilanesberg National Park to mark the start of spring and the end of the long dry winter months in the north west of the country.

Lunching lions in Selous Game Reserve


A photographer’s dream, Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania provides the chance to get up close and personal with its inhabitants.

A leopard and her cub have the upper hand against a pride of lions


A leopard and her cub manage to steer clear of a pride of lions by staying high enough out of their reach.

Dereck Joubert responds to a hunter on the economics of hunting

© Pius Mahimbi

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

Hippo – it’s an acquired taste


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

© Sarah Hall/ African Parks

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

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

blood lions

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

Lion kill

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


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

All women initiative to save lions


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

lion relocation to Akagera

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

A lion family tree


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

lion kill

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.

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