African Parks has translocated lions from South Africa to Rwanda. Empowers Africa is very proud to have granted to this project!
Akagera National Parks’ seven lions are doing well in the boma in the north of the park where they are being quarantined for 14 days. They have now spent 36 hours in their new home following what is possibly the longest wild lion translocation on record – 46 hours from their origin in South Africa to their release into the boma in Akagera. Unseasonal rains fell as the truck transporting them entered the gate at Akagera National Park on Tuesday afternoon, resulting in the last leg to the boma site taking longer than usual. The park team had however planned for this possibility and lighting had been erected at the boma site to facilitate the offloading of the crates containing the lions and their release into the boma.