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The STS Team in Mozambique race to the rescue of a pride of Lions…
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The STS Team in Mozambique race to the rescue of a pride of Lions…

A breeding pride Lions including 3 females, one male and a cub escaped from the Greater Lebombos Conservancy in Mozambique and found themselves in community land. The pride of Lions had already managed to kill 5 cows and were causing panic amongst villages, before we had been notified. Without the intervention of our team, this … Continued

Lion with Gin trap injury shares chopper ride with Dr Joao
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Lion with Gin trap injury shares chopper ride with Dr Joao

This was a young male Lion that had a tracking collar fitted, so Dr. Joao was able to fly directly to its location and dart him from the air. The patient was in a very remote location where monitoring for security and post treatment recovery would be near impossible, furthermore without the support of a … Continued

2 lions from a Pride caught in Gin traps
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2 lions from a Pride caught in Gin traps

  Dr. Joao flew in to the area where the local Rangers had been tracking 2 of the injured Lions on the ground. With their guidance the Pilot was able to locate them and Dr. Joao could dart the 2 injured big cats from the air.   These 2 lions turned out to be the … Continued

Flying a Lion 800kms across Mozambique’s beautiful wild landscape
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Flying a Lion 800kms across Mozambique’s beautiful wild landscape

Last Tuesday at exactly 7.00am the Mozambique STS team immobilised the Lion for the last time in the 3 week long translocation process. With the assistance of Karingani Game Reserve staff the Lion was loaded onto a vehicle and taken to a nearby airstrip where a small Cessna 182 was already waiting and ready to take off. … Continued

Young Male Lion rescued from conflict and on his way to new home
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Young Male Lion rescued from conflict and on his way to new home

Remember the young adult male Lion STS vets in Mozambique saved from a conflict situation with a local community last week? We have now found a good safe home for him. The Kruger Dispersal Lion has been living in a state-of-the-art predator holding facility in Karingani game reserve for the past week, while a longterm plan … Continued

STS Mozambique save young Lion and protect local community
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STS Mozambique save young Lion and protect local community

STS are quick to respond to a deadly situation 8km east of the South African Border with Mozambique. It was brought to our attention by local authorities. A lion had walked from Kruger National Park to community land in Mozambique and over a period of a few days. This young male wondered amongst villages, coming … Continued

Male Lion Caught in Gin Trap
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Male Lion Caught in Gin Trap

This young male Lion, estimated at 18 to 24 months old, was discovered by game scouts carrying out an anti-poaching patrol on the Eastern border of Mozambique’s Official Coutada 9’s conservation area. The male Lion had been caught in a poachers gin trap and was in a bad way, although he had a healthy young … Continued

Finding the Real Lion King
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Finding the Real Lion King

Last week, Dr. Joao Almeida from the STS Mozambique team, travelled to central Mozambique. There he was to deploy 3 GPS collars on Lions living in Coutada 9. Coutada 9 protects 400,000 hectares of wilderness in a private-community partnership. This aims to re-establish the wilderness areas that provide key habitat for a number of important … Continued

African Lion Found Wounded By Snares
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African Lion Found Wounded By Snares

Karingani game reserve requested our assistance to help capture a male African Lion. This Lion escaped into community land and seemed to have a snare wound around the right front leg. Thanks to Karingani´s rangers and managers the animal was located. We then darted, and translocated the animal all the way back to the reserve. Next … Continued