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Cecil’s Pride Alive and well – News from Wildcru

Cecil’s Pride Alive and well – News from Wildcru

Cecil and the Trans Kalahari Predator Project May 13, 2016 The idiom has it that as time passes water flows under the bridge: David Macdonald observes that as we approach the anniversary of Cecil’s death that proverbial water has been a torrent, but amongst the turbulence of debate and the swell of concern for lion conservation there is good news from Hwange: Cecil’s three lionesses and seven cubs are still alive and well and, together with the surviving pride male,…

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Cecil’s Pint-Sized Gladiators

Cecil’s Pint-Sized Gladiators

When we visited Hwange in mid-November, Cecil’s pride had not been seen for some weeks. We were very keen to find them, so we decided to drive to an area they’d been previously sighted, hoping – but not really expecting – to catch a glimpse of them. Well, we hit the royal jackpot. The pride came strolling through the bush to the pan, cool as you please, in front of our incredulous eyes. We watched spellbound these wild, free creatures…

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Twisting Tales – Cecil and Jericho

Twisting Tales – Cecil and Jericho

This is a story – a true story, and is as fascinating as it is factual. It demonstrates some of the interesting idiosyncrasies of lion life that have been documented by the Hwange Lion Research Team (HLR) through the use of radio tags and GPS collars.   Although born at different times and with completely different lineage, Cecil and Jericho would have shared many common aspects in their very early weeks and months of life. Both would have been kept…

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NGWESHLA CAMP – HWANGE NATIONAL PARK

NGWESHLA CAMP – HWANGE NATIONAL PARK

  For the last 10years Friends of Hwange Trust has worked tirelessly in the Park, mainly focusing on water projects but also assisting in other areas including maintenance, firebreaks, animal rescue and deployment of anti-poaching units. For some time we have requested authority to build a small basic bush camp at Ngweshla Pan as this is certainly one of the most popular areas in the Park and boasts some of the best game viewing the Park has to offer. There…

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