News

Rainfall and Floods

Wednesday 31 March 2021

The research vehicle was stranded on the northern side of the Hoaruseb river for two days as rainclouds continued to build before a successful crossing was made at the river mouth. The Hoanib river was also in flood and access to the Orphan lionesses was not possible. ..read more >>

Orphan lionesses return to Hoanib

Saturday 27 March 2021

When the floodwaters arrived during the night of 19/20 March 2021, the two lionesses had to abandon the remainder of their two zebra carcasses. Early on 26 March 2021 the lionesses swam through a fast flowing river and moved back to the Hoanib Floodplain. ..read more >>

Hoaruseb flood

Wednesday 24 March 2021

Rain clouds continued to build during the afternoons following the flooding of the Hoaruseb river on 19/20 March 2021. This resulted in rising floodwaters and the Hoaruseb river turned into a fast flowing river. ..read more >>

Hoaruseb floods reaches the Atlantic

Monday 22 March 2021

A second wave of floodwaters reached the border of the Skeleton Coast National Park at midnight on 19 March 2021. This was a significantly larger flood that ran from bank to bank and carried large tree stumps and debris through to the ocean. ..read more >>

Seasonal floods

Saturday 20 March 2021

Over two days of towering rain clouds visible from the Skeleton Coast National Park during the late afternoons, the Hoaruseb river came down in flood on the morning of 19 March 2021. ..read more >>

Action in the Hoaruseb river

Monday 15 March 2021

During the past fortnight the two Orphan lionesses approached Leyland’s Drift on two occasions in search of prey. Many of the gemsbok that frequented the lower Hoaruseb river have become weary of the lions and some have vacated the area. As a result, the lionesses have had to move further a field and approached Leyland’s Drift on 6 March 21 and again on 14 March 21 ..read more >>

Guide Training

Friday 5 March 2021

The two Orphan lionesses have remained in the lower Hoaruseb river west of the Clay Castles where they have been monitored closely. Large numbers of gemsbok continue to utilise the green grass along the ephemeral river. ..read more >>

Hoaruseb Lions Update

Wednesday 24 February 2021

Since their return to the Hoaruseb on 17 Feb 2021 the two Orphan lionesses, Xpl-106 “Alpha” & Xpl-109 “Bravo”, have been unusually successful in capturing four prey animals in eight days. ..read more >>