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.
A few checks and procedures later the giant wild cat was transferred to the back of the plane and with just the pilot, the Lion and Dr. Joao onboard, the air leg of the journey began.
Keep watching for further instalments on this story.
Thank you to all our supporters, especially Karingani and Administração Nacional das Áreas de Conservação for their collaboration in this project.