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Lion JM068 “Sega”

Kesegafetse, which means the lucky one, is a male living in the north west quadrant of the study area, but not so far north that he ever had to leave the reserve.  A beautiful lion he and his close companion watched over a considerable territory, five females, and their cubs.   … [Read more...]

Lion SM009 ‘”Scar”

Lion SM009 was the first lion to be collared by the study proper, July 2009. He has an unmistakable scar across his mid-back, and was known from a November 2008 visit where he was found on Tau Pan. Initially SM009 wore a store-on-board collar, which was removed in April 2010 after nine months. This meant that the initial data was on the default … [Read more...]

Lion PM001 – “Passarge”

Lion PM001 was the first lion collared by the project in 2008 and his data is not concurrent with other lion data. He was a very large male, estimated at older than 10 years. We collected data for five months from November 2008 till April 2009, when he died of unknown causes. His range covered  an estimated 800 square kilometres, greatly using the … [Read more...]