Photo essay, preparing to transport seven sub adult lions to their new home on a newly established reserve in Limpopo. (Click on the pics for high res!)
Photos by: Brianna Hackler (Student volunteer from Savanna College of Art & Design, USA)
Impala Bait: Glen and Francois preparing the Impala bait to attract the lions to the tranquiliser darts.Tranquiliser gun and darts: The bait, securely tied to a tree, has been put in place and the darts are prepared. Three dart rifles are allocated to the Vet, Brian Jones of Moholoholo and to the Glen so that the entire group can be darted as quickly as possible.The first! Once all the preparation is complete and the "marksmen" in place a tape recording of a buffalo in distress is played over the speakers. Not long before the first of the group comes running in, attracted by the prospect of easy prey.