Marakele welcomes two male lions

May 9, 2014
wo male lions have been released in Marakele National Park in Thabazimbi, Limpopo, SANParks announced this week.

The lions will complement the pride already in the park. They were translocated from Pilanesberg Nature Reserve in the North West Province to form new coalitions among the lions already in the park.

“Although this will increase the lion population in the park, the main aim is to diversify the gene pool,” said Johan Taljaard, Park Manager at Marakele.

Last year, four lions were introduced to the park, which now has a total of 23 lions. Buffalo have also been translocated to the park, bringing the total buffalo complement to 38. “We trust that these developments will continue to make Marakele National Park the favourite destination of choice,” said Taljaard.

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