Instagram – May 15th, 2019
The inimitable @africanparksnetwork doing what they do best in Malawi 🙌🏻 With their position at the top of the food chain, it’s often wrongly assumed that Africa’s big cats aren’t in any danger, but with threats like human/wildlife conflict, the demand for their fur, and practices like canned hunting for lion, they need our help as much as ever.
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@liwonde_national_park’s predators are thriving! We are pleased to share that the seven cheetahs that were reintroduced to Liwonde by the end of 2018 are loving their new home and their population is booming already. Since their reintroduction, we have been lucky enough to welcome four litters of cubs, each with 100% cub survival rate during denning stage and guess what? There is a fifth litter expected very soon! We are also pleased to report that Liwonde’s lions are settling in well. Only reintroduced to the park in mid-2018 it is still early days for these large predators, but the nine individuals have already naturally split up into two prides that spend their time between the vast flood plains and the hilly interior of the park. Liwonde National Park is on the forefront of predator restoration, where the return of these apex predators is part of the larger strategy to restore a naturally, functioning ecological system while conserving these highly valuable species. None of this would be possible without the tremendous ongoing support we receive from the Malawian DNPW, the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, @peoplespostcodelottery , Stichting Dioraphte, The Wyss Foundation, @wwfbelgium , the @lionrecovery and the Endangered Wildlife Trust. Photos: 1. Olivia Sievert