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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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