Where have all the lions gone?

Where have all the lions gone?

I’ve had a few emails from readers of my blog asking why I haven’t being posting much on lions recently. Well unfortunately our Hollywood pride has been thrown out of this part of their territory by the neighbouring Mwamba pride. We witnessed them being chased off kills twice over a month ago and they then disappeared and haven’t been seen since.

So we now have the Mwamba pride in this area instead. The Mwambas seem to be a restless pride though and are constantly moving over large distances usually following the buffalo herds. This means that we are seeing less lions this year than we did last year. Still we do see them every now and then. This photo is of one of the young males in the Mwamba pride eyeing out some impala on the bank of the Luangwa river.

We are still hoping that the Hollywoods will reappear but at the moment it seems very unlikely. Looking on the positive side though we are having loads of leopard sightings and this is probably as a result of the reduced lion activity. For now we will just have to wait and see what happens.

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