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 a survivor. She has made a living by stalking villages for livestock and sneaking away before villagers can find her. She has a bullet wound in her shoulder from previous conflicts. She’s raised 2 cubs to adulthood. She’s easily identified by her short tail.

  • Pride: Maleherehere

  • 8-10 year old lioness (oldest in our study)

  • She has 3 cubs in her current litter

SYMBOLIC ADOPTION: $50 (USD)

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MAYENGA "Decorated by the Gods"

Mayenga was the first female collared in our study in August 2014. She lives south of the village but has never been recorded killing livestock. She and her pride mate Mamalapo have successfully raised 2 females to double the size of their pride in recent years.

  • Pride: Airstrip with Mamalapo

  • 6-7 year old

  • Her pride is currently raising 4 cubs

SYMBOLIC ADOPTION: $50 (USD)

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WETU "Ours"

Wetu was collared in January 2018 while associating with Lentswe and Stout, two territorial males. She has raised one female to adulthood, and gave birth to a litter in April 2018. When Lentswe was killed she lost her litter but sightings in October 2018 show that she is pregnant again.

  • Pride: Wetu

  • 5-7 year old lioness.

  • Cubs due in December 2018

SYMBOLIC ADOPTION: $50 (USD)

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SHISHATIYA “One Who Approaches”

Shishatiya is the largest female in our study (left). She raise her most recent litter at the edge of Gunotsoga village- a highly dangerous neighborhood. She has raised one female to adulthood and they cause much of the conflict in our region.

  • Pride: Hyena Den

  • Approximately 8 years old

  • She is currently raising 3 cubs

SYMBOLIC ADOPTION: $50 (USD)

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GOMBO (named after small village)

Gombo is the largest male of our study with paws like dinner plates. He held most of our prides for several years with his coalition mate. Unfortunately, with the disappearance of his coalition mate he was displaced and now joined a young male to hold a territory to the south in Vumbra.

  • Pride: Vumbra

  • Approximately 8 years old

  • Held 3 prides and sired over 10 cubs

SYMBOLIC ADOPTION: $50 (USD)

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