Lion (Panthera leo)
We have had wonderful sightings of the Lions in February, although we did not see all of them but we had some great close-ups that brought us some Very Good memories and pictures.
In my last letter to you I stated that the Lions need to learn to know each other in order establish normalities and so far things are looking promising.
All Lions are dispersed and some of them are together, the Lion in the North-west was seen with one of the older Lionesses that were released together on the same day last year out of the Boma. The Lion that is patrolling the south and the centre of the reserve met up with the Lioness that survived the Canine Distemper virus. They are in the centre of the reserve and we get to see them almost daily.
The other remaining Lioness released last year has moved to the Central Eastern side and she was seen on a Impala Kill close to site 20 and we also saw her give chase to some zebra’s, but it was more of a instinct to give chase than to hunt, though she is still a little bit too small to take down a zebra on her own.