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Relocating lion from Livingstone to Kafue

Relocating lion from Livingstone to Kafue

Relocating lion from Livingstone to Kafue


This lion wondered far from home, but fortunately was safely relocated  before any human-wildlife conflict ocurrence

Lions are known to wonder far and wide and in February this year a young sub-adult male was seen in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.  Three lions were seen at the end of 2014 in the area and his is thought to be one of them.   It is believed that the lions are from Kafue National Park.  Sadly with its close proximity to the well-populated Livingstone town, Mosi-oa-Tunya is not a suitable abode for these Zambezi Travellers, the probability of human-wildlife conflict is great.  Fortunately Zambian Wildlife Authority acted quickly and the lion was captured and placed in a secluded enclosure to away from the public to minimize stress.  The male lion has been successfully released back into Kafue National park by ZAWA senior vet Dr Squarre. The two-year old big cat will be safer in this protected area further away from conflict with local Communities.  Zambia is one of nine countries estimated to hold over 1,000 Wild lions.

In the meantime ZAWA has despatched scouts to look for the other two lions that have been seen in the area.