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The translocation marks the Majete’s pride return which was entirely poached out decades ago The translocation marks the Majete’s pride return which was entirely poached out decades ago

Lions Return to Liwonde National Park

After four years without lions roaming Liwonde, Malawi, African Parks has reintroduced the species back into the National Park.

In partnership with Malawi’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife, the Dutch Government and Lion Recovery Fund, two mature male lions were released into enclosed bomas, or enclosures, where they will remain for several weeks to monitor their wellbeing and adjustment.

Two lionesses are also set to be translocated from South Africa this month, and once they adjust and bond with the males they will be all released into the wider park.

"The reintroduction of lions is fundamentally enriching for Liwonde,” noted Said Reid, manager, Liwonde Park, African Parks. “It restores a key species that is critical to the healthy functioning of the natural system, contributes to the establishment of an important local predator population, and will significantly benefit tourism as a mechanism for socio-economic growth.”