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Pedro vaz Pinto reported that rains in Cangandala had been quite generous, constraining so much the researchers’ movements. They could only access the park between late January and early February to reach the trap cameras. This time they couldn’t approach the giant sable inside the sanctuary. As positive surprise the photos showed that an old giant sable bull often called Ivan the Terrible had reappeared after having last been recorded in November 2014. READ MORE

Abstracts Of Recently Published Wildlife Papers

LION (PANTHERA LEO) POPULATIONS ARE DECLINING RAPIDLY ACROSS AFRICA, EXCEPT IN INTENSIVELY MANAGED AREAS3 Hans Bauer, Guillaume Chapron, Kristin Nowell, Philipp Henschel, Paul Funston, Luke T. B. Hunter, David W. Macdonald, and Craig Packer. 2015, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1500664112

Abstract: We compiled all credible repeated lion surveys READ MORE