In June 2017 the Foundation was approached to assist in a plan to introduce a new pair of lion into the Imfolozi section of the park. Many years ago Hluhluwe and Imfolozi were separately run and administered Parks demarcated by a tar road. The road still acts as a territorial boundary for many of the species, including the lion prides.

Having successfully introduced lion into Hluhluwe the previous year, it was intended to do the same for Imfolozi. Once again, apart from the financial assistance to make this introduction into a reality, we were on hand to help with the actual operation. It is amazing how difficult it is to drag a 400lb lion from a small aircraft onto the back of a vehicle. I am in awe of the professionalism of both the National Park personnel and the veterinary experts.

Recent reports received tell us that the lion brothers have established their territories and have turned their attentions to the regions ladies!