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Lion Tracking

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Lion Tracking

Somewhere in my research I ran across a program in Kenya whereby for a fee, visitors can spend the day with a wildlife biologist (or other academic) tracking lion prides, et al. I want to say this was in Laikipia...tho I'm not certain. Is anyone aware of this, or has participated in such a program? Thanks!

Kingston-upon-Hull...
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1. Re: Lion Tracking

Take a look here,

www.abap-wildlife.com/where_archives4.html

you were correct in thinking it was in the Laikipia area

This sounds intresting I,m going to look into this

Kingston-upon-Hull...
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2. Re: Lion Tracking

Think this is what you were looking for hope it helps

http://www.laikipia.org/news_lions.htm

Hythe, United...
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3. Re: Lion Tracking

Another site you might find useful which includes lion tracking.

olpejetaconservancy.org/ol_pejeta_activities…

Los Angeles
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4. Re: Lion Tracking

Thanks guys!

Los Angeles
posts: 100
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5. Re: Lion Tracking

Another, lengthy article that touches on such tours is here

guardian.co.uk/kenya/story/0,,1723688,00.html

Carmel, California
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6. Re: Lion Tracking

There's a lion tracking project at Taita (near Tsavo) as well - kintera.org/atf/…patterson_briefing.pdf

Los Angeles
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7. Re: Lion Tracking

Thanks Patty! BTW, did you read Philip Caputo's book, GHOSTS OF TSAVO? It's very interesting and readable. He's a novelist who traveled to Tsavo with some researchers looking for the causes of the notorious maneless lions. Very interesting read!

Los Angeles
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8. Re: Lion Tracking

Patty, I just checked out your link. It's from the Field Museum of Chicago, which features heavily in the book!

Kingston-upon-Hull...
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9. Re: Lion Tracking

I got the origional book dating back to 1907 written by

Lt Colonel J.H. Patterson, D.S.O

From amazon, think it cost me around £7, its a fantastic read if you can get hold of it.

In fact I,m going to start reading it again now.

Los Angeles
posts: 100
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10. Re: Lion Tracking

Smudger,

ebay.com had a couple of original UK copies for auction. Pretty expensive. The first US edition was about $175 usd, but it was signed.