ADOPT A LION

Through a symbolic adoption, your contributions directly support on-the-ground conservation in Botswana and our work to monitor and protect these lions and their prides. Each collared lion is named by the local community and fitted with a satellite collar that provides text alerts to villagers when the lions approach.
Villagers protect their families and livestock so retaliatory killing can stop.

Your contribution helps protect these wild animals, their habitats and neighboring village communities. 
Adopt (one or more) today and receive a photo of your lion, an adoption certificate and regular updates!

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MALEHEREHERE "Sneaky One"

Maleherehere is an 8-10 year old lioness. She's scrappy, cunning and raising a family. Her name means the “Sneaky One” due to her secretive nature. She's easily identified by her signature short tail. Villagers blamed her for most of the conflicts in the Beetsha area, and she has paid the price. In 2015, she lost her pride-mate and half of their cubs. When our team managed to dart her, we found a bullet wound on her flank that had healed over. She's a survivor!

SYMBOLIC ADOPTION: $50 (USD)

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MAYENGA "Decorated by the Gods"

Mayenga is a 6-7 year old lioness whose name means, “Decorated by the Gods.” Late in 2017 she gave birth to a litter of cubs fathered by a male named Gombo. Mayenga has recently been seen with her mother, Mamalapo ( or "Lady of the Floodplains"). Though Mayenga is still struggling to raise cubs of her own. She and Mamalapo have successfully raised two females to adulthood doubling the size of their pride! These four girls give us hope for a growing lion population!

SYMBOLIC ADOPTION: $50 (USD)

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WETU "Ours"

Wetu is a 5-7 year old lioness.  Back in January 2018, we found Wetu mating with Stout ("One who comes close") and Stout’s brother, Lentswe (or "Stone").  She gave birth to a small litter of cubs in 2018. Unfortunately, Lentswe was shot and killed in April of 2018 and it has had a cascading effect in the pride. Wetu lost her young cubs, leaving her with her 2-year-old male cub for company. New males are taking over the area and we hope they provide stability for Wetu's next cubs!

SYMBOLIC ADOPTION: $50 (USD)

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SHISHATIYA “One Who Approaches”

Shishatiya is a large adult female about 8 years old.  She, like Maleherehere, is a bit of a trouble-maker around Seronga Village.

Early in 2018, she denned with her daughter north of the village where she was likely causing most of the conflict for villagers.  She is a big lioness, but somehow she eludes the villagers!

SYMBOLIC ADOPTION: $50 (USD)

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GOMBO (named after a local delta)

Gombo is the largest lion we have ever seen—paws like dinner plates! He was named for the region of the Delta where he reigned with his brother. In 2017 his brother disappeared, Gombo moved south and connected with a young male who dispersed from Namibia. The two males now control an area of Vumbra. He is active in our area and sired many of the cubs born in 2017.

SYMBOLIC ADOPTION: $50 (USD)

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