A lion update from Mbirikani
Now that the worst of the human-wildlife conflict seems to be over we thought we would give you some news of the lions on Mbirikani. The lionesses Elikan and Selenkay who are usually seen together with their 4 cubs are doing very well and we are pleased to report that they are still staying away from livestock and sticking to wild prey. Good news for Elikan and Selenkay, and for the Lion Guardians! Here is Selenkay:
Nimaoi has 2 cubs, which we have finally been able to see closely enough to reveal that there is one male and one female. They are both doing very well and have not been in any trouble with livestock recently.
However, the same cannot be said for male lion Kasaiyou and his younger male companion Lormanie, who have been spotted a few times by the Lion Guardians in the past few weeks. Unfortunately they have been spending some time around bomas, and last week they moved around 6 bomas in one night, and ended up killing a donkey after scaring livestock out of their temporary enclosure. The Lion Guardians are keeping a close eye on these two, and are making sure they warn the local communities when the lions are in the area. Here is Kesaiyou:
More news from the lions and the Lion Guardians soon!
Phantastic news, thanks for the support.
Thank you very much for these good news !
Wonderful news on the lionesses and their offspring!
Please watch those guys closely in order to not loose them to any human revenge.
Thank you for being their Guardians!
Aaaa that’s great news thank you for sharing x
Great work guys!!
How beautiful is Kesaiyou! Please keep him out of trouble.
Thank you for the update. Please do your best to protect these precious animals.
thank you very much for the good news and for your work
I am so impressed by your work and your site. Such very, very important work. If I can do anything to help please let me know. I have seen many lions poisoned in Botswana and I know how very valuable your work is. It is an inspiration.
we are so glad that all lionesses and cubs are doing well. but we are so concerned for these two badly behaved males which are so needed by their species. thank you for your good and hard work.