Every single moment of watching lions is a privilege. The pure power of this animal is inspiring. It is easy to see why they are one of the most widely recognized animal symbols in human culture. They are not, however, really kings of the forest, as the saying goes, because lions don’t live in […]Watching Lions — Jet Eliot
Photo: Dheeraj Mittal A lionness with her adopted leopard and her biological son in Gir National Park in Gujarat, India. Although the leopard cub didn’t survive, his story lives on. Here’s a cute story about interspecies adoption in India. Writing at the New York Times, Cara Giaimo observes that although it’s rare, one lioness thought […]
This video says about itself: West African lion – Video Learning – WizScience.com 24 September 2015 The “West African lion” , also known as the “Senegal lion”, is a lion subspecies native to western Africa. Results of genetic research indicate that the Western and Central African lions form a different clade of lions and are […]
This video is called Lions Documentary National Geographic – The Kingdom of Lion. Translated from Leiden University in the Netherlands: African lion has two subspecies The traditional separation of lions in an African and an Asian subspecies is unjustified, says biologist Laura Bertola. In Africa two subspecies live. PhD defence on March 18th. Unique position […]
Wildlife photographer Greg Du Toit has captured powerful images of silhouetted animals in southern and eastern Africa to show “the mystery and intrigue of Africa.” Images copyright Greg Du Toit/mediadrumworld.com. The animals, including lions, giraffes, flamingos, elephants, leopards, rhinoceros and zebras, are illuminated against sunrises and sunsets in a range of hues. The photos are […]
Banner Image – Outrage over ‘unethical’ Botswana elephant hunt, Don Pinnock, Daily Maverick, 11 December 2019 Botswana has recently (2018) reinstated elephant trophy hunting (after a 2014 moratorium). However, this is considered a mistake by leading experts that will not help reduce human-wildlife conflict. Let’s look at the reasons elephants have expanded their ranges in Botswana […]
KHARTOUM, Sudan — At an impoverished, forlorn zoo in Sudan’s capital, the park’s few remaining lions are starving in rusted cages — their ribs protruding, eyes glassy and skin flaccid, desperate for food and water. The unsettling images, shared on social media by a local animal rights advocate, drew impassioned responses from thousands around the world. But it wasn’t enough to save two lionesses at the Khartoum zoo, said local activist Zuhair al-Sarag. “This is actually a crime,” he said, […]
For Alan Rabinowitz, the concept of the “battle to save wild cats” is growing less and less metaphorical by the minute. He says it’s a global “counter terrorism” campaign.
Today was one of those days we’ll remember for a very long time. Blood, gore, birth, death and drama. It was as if the soundtrack of Disney’s “The Lion King” was playing on repeat. The lions I told you about last night killed a wildebeest within sight of camp and probably every person in camp […]
Unpacking the impact the lion trade has on South Africa’s tourism industry and what we as citizens can do to protect our wildlife.