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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.

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Hunting with lions in Chobe

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

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Lion Man Craig Busch

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.

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© Kevin MacLaughlin

Elephant rulers of Linyanti

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

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A lioness killed by a hunting party in southern Kenya. This after the pride killed livestock in an area that deals with all the costs of wildlife, but sees no benefits.

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.

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© Jeremy Goss

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.

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© Horst Klemm/ African Parks

The amazing Akagera

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

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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.

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Capturing that something special in a photo

Adding that something extra to your wildlife photography.

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Lions, cubs and dunes – A Kalahari photographic safari

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

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A lion greeting

A lion sub greets his dad in Savuti.

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© Dale Morris/ African Parks

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!

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The great bond that existed between Batian  the lion and Gareth Patterson. © Louise Gubb, 1990

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.

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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.

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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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The king of the beasts to return to Akagera National Park

Play put on to prepare locals for the lion’s return to Akagera.

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© Marc Lindsay-Rea

A cat fight

A lone lioness is attacked by a pride’s dominant male.

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Lion cubs play mechanic

Lion cubs play mechanic on a safari vehicle in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater.

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© Kevin MacLaughlin

The lions at Camp Savuti

The legendary lions of the Savuti

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4 Two zebra about to bite the dust

Zebras bite the dust

Action between zebras and lions at Salvadora waterhole in Etosha.

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© Ian Michler

Europeans opposed to canned hunting explore ways of banning trophies

Conservationist Ian Michler met European lawyers, politicians, NGOs and the media this month to discuss ways of introducing a ban on the importation of canned lion hunting trophies into Europe.

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Lions at play

Wonderful photographs of golden backlit lions playing in the dust.

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Walking with a myriad of wildlife in Tsavo

Join us on a great walk through Tsavo as we come across elephants, lions, hyenas, crocodiles and much more…

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Mongoose fends off four lions

Four lions were left with their tails between their legs when a mongoose bravely took on the predators.

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A lion family in the making

Stunning photographs of a private moment in Pafuri with two young lions mating.

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Lions vs. crocodile fight

An extremely rare event, when lions take on a crocodile, is captured on camera during a trip to the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya

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Too close, too personal. This hippo was a few meters from me at one of the pools on the Biyamiti River.

Kruger – lions, kingfishers and on foot with ellies

Scott Ramsay’s travels take him to the Kruger National Park, a landmark area in the history of wildlife conservation.

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iSimangaliso to restore all original species

iSimangaliso Wetland Park intends to realise a conservation vision of restoring all historically occurring game back into the world heritage site. With the introduction of eland, the next and final species will be brought back.

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Lions in battle

During a trip to Kenya’s Maasai Mara these bloggers have some spectacular encounters with lions.

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A dramatic lion kill

Dramatic images of a pride of lions killing a buffalo.

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International rugby player speaks out about captive lions

Brumbies rugby player, Clyde Rathbone, speaks out about lions in captivity and the moral dilemma surrounding visiting them.

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Five reasons you should see wild lions

“Wild lions are Herculean” according to Michael Schwartz. In this blog he give five reasons why these apex predators are the king of the megafauna in Africa.

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© Kevin MacLaughlin

Moonlight, a lion fight and a hand to hold

A wild experience involving a fight between lions under moonlight in Klaserie Game Reserve.

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© Claudia Haeberling

Lions trap hyena inside a dead elephant

The African Impact Mara Naboisho Volunteer Project recently had an incredible encounter in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy when a group of lions trapped a hyena inside the carcass of a dead elephant.

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First photos of Liuwa’s lion cubs

Liuwa’s Park Manager has captured the first clear images of the three lion cubs, born four months ago in Liuwa National Park.

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Invention makes peace with the lions

In the Maasai community where 13-year-old Richard Turere lives, cattle are all-important. But lion attacks were growing more frequent. In this short, inspiring talk, the young inventor shares the solar-powered solution he designed to safely scare the lions away.

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Lion in Tanzania

‘Living wall’ fences save lions in Tanzania

A new low-tech solution is helping eliminate an age-old problem in northern Tanzania – the conflict between predators and farmers. Living walls are keeping livestock safe from attacks by big cats, and the cats safe from Masai spears.

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Modern lions’ origin revealed by genetic analysis

The origin and history of modern lions have been revealed by scientists. A genetic analysis of living lions and museum specimens confirms modern lions’ most recent common ancestor lived around 124 000 years ago

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Phenomenal big cat sightings in Klaserie

The month of March has proved to be phenomenal in terms of sightings of big cats, delighting both rangers and guests at the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve.

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Big cats take on little cat

Photos of a pride of lions attacking a tiny wild cat in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

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2 lions vs. 12 hyenas

A group of twelve hyenas take on two lions in Botswana’s Chobe National Park for their share of an elephant kill.

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Fighting for the pride

The after math of a fight between male lions can leave a lot of damage behind, this male lion may be the victor but he has the scars to prove it.

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Founder of Ewaso Lions awarded

Shivani Bhalla, a fourth-generation Kenyan who founded Ewaso Lions in 2007, has been awarded the 2013 Rabinowitz-Kaplan Prize for the Next Generation in Wild Cat Conservation.

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50‌‌‌ | 50 Anniversary Season: Episode 25

Here is the line-up for the South African TV show 50‌‌‌ | 50, Anniversary Season, Episode 25 which airs on SABC 2 at 19h30 on 24 February 2014. Learn more about lion conservation throughout South Africa, get the inside story of the Kruger Park elephant incident and find out how to track big game on a bush walk.

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Global march for lions

South African wildlife activists have initiated a Global March for Lions that will be held in various cities throughout the world to highlight the plight of lions caught up in the canned hunting industry.

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Tragic end for the little elephant who got lost

Harrowing pictures of a lion single-handedly taking down baby elephant after a 30 minute chase.

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