Well..hello there!

Well..hello there!

Just after we placed a camera at the Eastern fence to capture the lion’s movements, we encountered one of them ourselves! It was definitely exciting to be behind the steering wheel myself whilst we were just a few meters from this full grown male lion.

First pictures of the lion cubs

First pictures of the lion cubs

First photos of lion cubs

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The Limpopo-Lipadi lioness is still being very protective, but allowed a view through the bushes of at least two lion cubs.

Social spiders at Limpopo Lipadi

Social spiders at Limpopo Lipadi

Social spiders at Limpopo Lipadi

Stegadyphus

 

 

Kevin M.

www.biust.botsa.org

Science Visit

We currently have some scientists from the Botswana International University of Science and Technology at the reserve. From the arachnology department, they are particular interested in the social spiders and were happy to find plenty of these at Limpopo Lipadi.

The spiders were identified as Stegodyphus domicola, and the scientist noticed some unique behaviors not seen elsewhere. Usually this species nests at the bottom of thorny bushes, while another species nests at the top. The competitor is missing at Limpopo Lipadi, and domicola species has happily filled the niche, with all the nests at high locations. They hope to come back for more interesting research.

Wild dog sighting, 19 October, 2016

Wild dog sighting, 19 October, 2016

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Wild Dogs on Magermans

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14 Wilddogs

The full 14 dogs were on the far north of Materials road last night, playing as the sunset. Great to have some scientists from Botswana international university of science and technology on board. They showed me suicidal spiders, and I showed them the dogs.

Everyone a winner……