Lion research

CarlW

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I thought you might be interested in a few pics of the first of the lions we are darting and collaring on behalf of the Mozambican government in order to provide lion movement and range data in our area.

Note that the data will be used only for scientific and conservation purposes; our employed biologist will not disclose it to us or to our PHs.

Kind regards,

Carl
 

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Orion

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What darting technique are you using Carl, bait point under the lamp from a vehicle?
 

Orion

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Bit less posh!
Must be more sophisticated than the manual tracking with yagi antennas (they’ll have your eye out if you’re not careful) that we used for the red deer on Exmoor and the Quantocks back in the 90s though?

The radio tracked darts we developed were useful for preventing picnickers getting a shot of Immobilon when they sat down as well!
 

CarlW

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I had to look up yagi antennas :-|

Nice to see you've got young lions on your patch though Carl
Yes. He's a nice young male. Roughly a four-year-old or so.

Our current estimate of numbers is thirty-forty lions spread across 3 or 4 small prides plus a few loners.

Ideally, we want to collar lionesses but are struggling to get them on bait. Will probably end up with a mix across the four collars we have been given.
 

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