Season greetings and Elefant calves in the Hoanib

Monday 25 December 2023

On behalf of the entire Desert Lion Conservation Trust, I would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for all your valuable contributions to DLC over the past year.

Christmas is a time for reflection and gratitude. We do not want to miss the chance to convey our appreciation for the gifts and assistance you have provided to us, whether directly or indirectly. Your involvement in our mission for the desert lions has been invaluable.

On behalf of the entire team, I wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a prosperous, successful New Year in 2024. May you find health, happiness, and prosperity in the coming year.

The “Orphan” lionesses and small cub observe elephants moving past the on the second day

Elephants in the Hoanib

On the banks of the Hoanib River, lions often have encounters with elephants that were feeding along the riverbank. Watching the lions (and elephants) over a two-day period, was beautiful. The social dynamics within the elephant heard was fascinating, and especially their attentiveness and care for the small calves.

Elephant herd discovers lions on the bank of the Hoanib River, and chase them away

Elephant mother attends to her small calf

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Elephants scale riverbank and gather under the shade of a Faidherbia tree