A Dart, Huge Eyes and Tails Up!

I love my job! This is one of the most exciting Lion images I ever took 🙂

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Thanda is very excited to send two of our young male Lions to Zimanga Private Game Reserve, near Mkuze. The two new males will meet up with two females and form Zimanga’s first ever pride of Lions.

It is a wonderful privilege to contribute to sustainable Lion conservation in this way and we wish our boys the best of luck in their new home.

This picture was taken during the capture operation on Thanda, just as one of the two young males was darted (second Lion from the left). The pride was quite surprised about the noise of the dart gun and jumped up from their kill with huge eyes and tails up!

Picture by Christian Sperka – Resident Wildlife Photographer – Thanda Private Game Reserve

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