Obab lionesses update

Tuesday 13 September 2022

The newly designed and modified Land Cruiser research vehicle have performed remarkably well in the field. Despite all the research equipment and additions to the vehicle, it remains relatively light and behaves well over the rough terrain. Several new additions and modifications were added to meet the observation and research requirements. more >>

Death of an Ugab lioness.

Monday 12 September 2022

During mid-May 2022 a mortality signal was received from the Ugab lioness Xpl-116 on the foothills of Brandberg mountain. The first investigation a few days later failed due to the presence of another lion or leopard that was growling when the site was approached on foot. Several weeks later during mid-July 2022, we returned to the site. more >>

In honour of the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Thursday 8 September 2022

Xpl-10 the "Queen" of Desert lions. Born: 1 September 1998. Died: 17 May 2014. more >>

Coastal activities & fitting satellite collars

Thursday 1 September 2022

Following the death of the Obab lioness Xpl-105, several days were spent along the coast searching for the remainder of the Obab pride and collecting data. The weather conditions were variable and extreme - varying between hot easterly winds, cold southwesterly sandstorms and thick coastal fog. The spoor of an adult male leopard was observed at several locations around the Uniab Delta. It is presumably the same individual that has been recorded at the Delta during the last three years. more >>