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September 5, 2007

A Tale of Two Lions: The Inseparable Brothers of Gorongosa

By Carlos Lopes Pereira, Gorongosa National Park veterinarian and Director of Conservation Services

Lionbeforeanesthesia

Two years ago I had to immobilize, simultaneously, two lions (the Two Inseparable Brothers) to remove a snare from one and amputate what was left of the right paw of the other – the toes having been mangled by a gin trap (a savage device poachers use to trap animals). Since then there have been sightings of the Brothers between Roads 4 and 6 of the road network near Chitengo Camp, indicating that sometimes these brothers move many kilometers in one night.

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Um conto acerca de dois Leões: Os Irmãos Inseparáveis da Gorongosa

De Carlos Lopes Pereira, Veterinário do Parque Nacional da Gorongosa e director dos Serviços de Conservação

Lionbeforeanesthesia-1

Faz agora dois anos, tive de imobilizar, simultaneamente, dois leões (os Dois Irmãos Inseparáveis) a fim de remover uma armadilha de um deles e amputar o que restou da pata direita do outro – as garras tendo sido estropiadas por uma armadilha (um dispositivo selvático que os caçadores furtivos usam para apanhar animais). Desde então, os irmãos foram avistados entre as picadas 4 e 6 da rede de estradas perto do campo de Chitengo, o que indicia claramente que, por vezes, estes irmãos deslocam-se muitos quilómetros numa só noite.

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September 25, 2007

Remote motion images

Hartebeest and sable together at the pan in the sanctuary, caught with the remote motion camera. More images soon!

Remote Camera

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