Collared male lion kills livestock
One of our collared male lions Lentim has killed three cows up in the hills. This report was confirmed by our Lion Guardian Solonka today, who came to our camp to ask for a receiver and aerial to verify that it was Lentim that had made the kills. Here are some cows grazing up in the Chyulu hills. People have been forced to move their cows up into the hills, as this is the only place which still has green grass for them to feed on.
Solonka went to the area and found Lentim’s signal not far away from people’s settlements. Solonka will have to keep on monitoring Lentim closely and must stay very alert, so he can warn herders and the local people about his whereabouts so as to avoid any more conflicts.
Solonka is doing a great job as a Lion Guardian!
This is one of the manifestations of the impacts of climate variability. The people and nations responsible for high levels of green house gas emissions should help the farmers (and wildlife) adapt to the drought by creating a system through which they can keep the livestock at low altitudes and not venture into wildlife zones.
I have been following Lentim’s movements on your cat map site.He has been very close to a boma but it seems that this is not where the killings were made. It is very interesting for us to be able to see that he is now in the hills. I hope Solonka can keep the peace between Lentim and the herders.
do what happened to the dead cows? i must say your pics show the beauty of the land. the cows also looked so pretty too. wondering in those bushes seems dangerous to me. i hope that bad boy has moved on and gets his food from wild prey instead.