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More from Heather and the lions

My time in Mabalauta was very exciting as I got to see my first Gonarezhou Lions. A lioness and her two 3yr old cubs, one male one female.


The cubs where extremely curious and came to us! So thanks to them for some great pictures.


I guess we got a little boring for them….


Well they are never boring to us. Hopefully we will be able to put a collar on the adult pretty soon so we can monitor them.

Cheers for now


Gonarezhou Lion Project

Hi folks,

I’m excited to be able to introduce you to a new team member.  Heather Brand will be joining us from the 1st March to work on the Gonarezhou Lion Project.  Heather is a Zimbabwean – in 2008 she represented Zimbabwe in the Olympic Games as a swimmer – and we are thrilled to have someone with such drive and determination working with us.  (She is also an ecologist having done her degree in wildlife ecology in the States!)


Heather and I have just spent a few days in Gonarezhou for meetings etc, but we did get a chance to get out on a couple of game drives.  As always, Gonarezhou never fails to provide spectacular views and stunning flora and fauna….




Once Heather starts work in March, I will conscript her to write some blogs (!) so you’ll be hearing from her – and more about the Gonarezhou Lion Project – then.

Back soon,