National Geographic

@natgeo 2 months ago
Photo by @amivitale | Zebras run through the Zambezi Delta. Wildlife in this area was virtually decimated by years of civil war,  but investments in anti-poaching by @zambezedeltaconservation made the land welcoming again to animals. Zebra populations went from almost zero to many hundreds. Today, nearly all wildlife have come back virtually to capacity, with the exception of the apex predators. So the team orchestrated the largest international lion translocation ever undertaken. Twenty-four lions were transported from South Africa to the conservancy. It is estimated that that the population could grow to as many as 500 within 15 years; over 30 cubs have been born in the past 10 months.

I covered this historic undertaking for my recent @natgeo story. Learn more by reading "How the world’s largest lion relocation was pulled off." @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @cabelafamilyfoundation  #protectearth #conservation #zebras #stoppoaching #mozambique

Photo by @amivitale | Zebras run through the Zambezi Delta. Wildlife in this area was virtually decimated by years of civil war, but investments in anti-poaching by @zambezedeltaconservation made the land welcoming again to animals. Zebra populations went from almost zero to many hundreds. Today, nearly all wildlife have come back virtually to capacity, with the exception of the apex predators. So the team orchestrated the largest international lion translocation ever undertaken. Twenty-four lions were transported from South Africa to the conservancy. It is estimated that that the population could grow to as many as 500 within 15 years; over 30 cubs have been born in the past 10 months. I covered this historic undertaking for my recent @natgeo story. Learn more by reading "How the world’s largest lion relocation was pulled off." @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @cabelafamilyfoundation #protectearth #conservation #zebras #stoppoaching #mozambique