Gorongosa Field Notes: Tracking Lions and Their Cubs

E O Wilson Biodiversity Foundation


Gorongosa Park

Cultural Docs

“As lion populations across Africa face uncertain futures in the wild, understanding how a once severely-threatened population in Gorongosa is recovering spurs an exciting new endeavor in conservation science.”

Closely tracking the lion population in Gorongosa National Park is essential for effective conservation planning. In this episode of “Gorongosa Field Notes,” the Gorongosa Lion Project and their team of young science interns—and the first Mozambican women to ever work directly with wild lions—fly in a helicopter to a remote sector of the park to retrieve data from camera traps placed there seven months before. Watch as they return to the Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Laboratory and and see what exciting discoveries their camera recordings reveal.

Learn more at eowilsonfoundation.org/e-o-wilson-laboratory-at-gorongosa/

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