The Lionesses of Lafupa


The Lafupa Pride - here showing two of the three females we witnessed stalking a mixed herd of zebra and hartebeast. The lady in the back is likely pregnant, and didn't take part in the hunting activities, choosing to stay in the nice shade instead! This hunt was unsuccessful.

The lions are nearly invisible out here, with their coloration as well as their behavior. They can be bedded down in the grass, taking a siesta...and you can drive right up to them without a response. So if you decide you need to stop and take a pee, and you didn't detect them, you may regret it.

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  1. Glad to see you are back. Thanks. Great shot.

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  2. Beautiful shot! They certainly do blend in. Have you gone flying yet?

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    1. I just took a flight from an airstrip in Lafupa out to Lusaka (the big city) to settle some work permit issues. Got to see the country from above...lots of woodland and grass! It's a vast area, the Kafue National Park is about as big as the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

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    1. I've never seen anything on TV about researchers or anyone, for that matter, needing to pee while studying lions.

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  4. That is on the large size indeed for one aspiring ecologist. Can't imagine how exciting--and daunting--the job must feel. Glad you're staying hydrated.

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  5. Anything new in Kafue? Nothing to report here. Hoping you can relieve our boredom.

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