Lion monitoring during the last months

Friday 16 February 2024

The months of November, December and parts of January were dedicated to monitoring the social dynamic changes that occurred amongst the Orphan lionesses in the lower Hoanib river. And monitoring the behaviour of the lioness Xpl 108, during the latter part of her pregnancy, leading up to her giving birth. more >>

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. more >>

Torra Bay Campsite Holiday Season 2023/2024

Sunday 3 December 2023

Desert Lion Conservation will monitor the movements of all desert lions in the area of Torra Bay. more >>

Desert Lion news november 2023

Wednesday 29 November 2023

Orphans Re-unite The three Orphan lionesses (Xpl-106 “Alpha”, Xpl-109 “Bravo” & Xpl-114 “Charly”) are referred to as such, because their mother died when they were 10 months old. Miraculously the three orphaned cubs survived by swimming onto an island at an oasis near the coast, where they learnt how to catch comorants and other wetland birds. more >>

Beau’s Pride attending Desert Dash

Thursday 19 October 2023

We are proud to support the “Desert Lion Conservation Team” participating in the 2023 Nedbank Desert Dash cycling race, and we will all be there to cheers and welcome the riders when they arrive in Swakopmund on the morning of 9 December 2023. “Go Team DLC!” more >>

Xpl-108 “Torra lioness” meets male Xpl-107 “Mwezi”: the future of Coastal Desert lions?

Monday 9 October 2023

A concerted effort was made to monitor the movements of Xpl-108 and to record all the major food items she consumed. After spending several days at the coast in April 2023, the lioness moved inland and spent over five months in the area between the Obab River, to the North, and the Huab River, to the south more >>

September 2023 – Giraffe Hunting in the Hoanib

Sunday 1 October 2023

A major development of the hunting behaviour and predation by the two “Orphan” lionesses (Xpl-106 “Alpha” and Xpl-109 “Bravo) occurred during the past two weeks. Due to our persistent continuity in monitoring the hunting behaviour and food intake of the lionesses, DLC is extremely fortunate to have documented the event. more >>

September 2023 – Hoanib Fieldwork

Sunday 1 October 2023

After spending a few days in the southern mountainous habitat of the Mudorib River, the lioness returned to the Hoanib and moved northwards. On 22 Aug 2023 she killed an adult ostrich in a narrow gorge 5 km north of President’s waterhole. During the night of 26 Aug 2023, whilst still feeding on the ostrich, the lioness moved to drink at the waterhole. more >>