Human-Lion conflict: Two Lions in serious danger
The STS Team in Mozambique are quick on the scene to help solve a conflict between a community and two Lions that had wandered into the communities land. The aim is to mitigate the Human-Lion conflict as effectively and safely as possible.
These two lions pose a threat to the civilians and they were killing cattle. In just 2 weeks 16 animals were killed in total between community livestock. Sadly, the lions also killed a cattle farmer, so the community was about to take drastic action against the brother Lions if we did not step in!
Dr. Hugo and Dr. Hagnesio responded, supported by ANAC and Sabie Game Park rangers. They were able to dart the animals, attracting them with predator calls and bait. They were then transported to the Karingani Game Reserve, where they were placed in a predator holding facility. This allows our team to conduct TB tests whilst holding them in the facility.
The team devised a future plan for the two Lions to relocate them to a new safe home, where they will live without fear of conflict with humans.
Watch this space for news of their onward journey to their new home.
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