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Good new from Liuwa Plain NP, Zambia

Cubs are born!

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#1 egilio

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:00 AM

African Parks announced the birth of at least 2 lion cubs in Liuwa Plain NP. Many of you might know the story of Lady Liuwa, the last remaining lioness in Liuwa Plain NP in Zambia, and African Parks' efforts, with some struggles to restore the lion population. A follow up documentary from 'The Last Lioness' will be screened later this year.

 

 

Two lion cubs have been sighted in Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia, significantly marking the first birth of lion cubs in the park for well over 10 years.  They were born three to four weeks ago to the protégé of the park’s famous lioness known as Lady Liuwa.

 

 

http://www.african-p...ional Park.html

 

 


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:19 AM

Great news.



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:29 AM

Nice that she finally bred. :)
Bad news for the wild dogs that the lion population is increasing though!


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 04:49 PM

Very good news!

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 07:32 PM

Nice that she finally bred. :)
Bad news for the wild dogs that the lion population is increasing though!

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Very thrilling.  Thanks for reporting the news Egilio!


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 07:49 PM

That's terrific! Hopefully the lions and dogs can coexist.



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 05:48 AM

I think there is plenty of room for both in Liuwa Plain NP at the moment :)


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 09:09 PM

3 cubs! My colleague took the first pictures a few days ago and they're up now at the facebook pages of both Liuwa Plains NP and the Zambian Carnivore Programme!


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 11:18 PM

@egilio oh fantastic news!

 

"Lady Luiwa, the park’s solitary lioness for more than nine years after poaching and illegal trophy hunting wiped out the species, and who herself is past her cub-bearing days, has been seen interacting playfully " isn't it just amazing how maternal instincts kick in even when she was all alone for 9 years and had no model to learn from? just amazing.


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 09:13 PM

How exciting!  



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 11:58 PM

I saw photos posted on the ZCP Facebook page of two cubs with their mother and with Lady Liuwa! They look beautiful! Are there still three, or only two now @egilio ?



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Posted 26 March 2014 - 12:49 AM

@egilio oh fantastic news!

 

"Lady Luiwa, the park’s solitary lioness for more than nine years after poaching and illegal trophy hunting wiped out the species, and who herself is past her cub-bearing days, has been seen interacting playfully " isn't it just amazing how maternal instincts kick in even when she was all alone for 9 years and had no model to learn from? just amazing.

What might she be thinking or remembering?!  Great news.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:03 AM

There are still 3, came through camp again 2 days ago :)


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