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Lion strongholds around Africa

I owe this data 100% to Jason Riggio and others, where they provided the data and shape files in this paper. The map is now a visualisation of the strongholds for lions around Africa, and does not include areas that are privately owned ( very noticeable in South Africa), and they have tentatively included a substantial population estimate for … [Read more...]

Springbok

The springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) is a medium-sized brown and white antelope-gazelle of southwestern Africa. It is extremely fast and can reach speeds of 100 km/h (62 mph) and can leap 4 m (13 feet) through the air. The common name "springbok" comes from the Afrikaans and Dutch words spring = jump and bok = male antelope or goat. The … [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...]