Akagera National Park Receives Seven Lions

The Lion is Re-introduced into Rwanda

African lion (Panthera leo)

During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, nearly 15 years ago, the lion population in Rwanda was wiped out. The Rwandan lion ((Panthera leo) became extinct in the Akagera National Park after poisoning by local cattle herders. Now the luxury safari company, andBeyond, is doing its part to reintroduce lions back into Rwanda.This week andBeyond, donated five lionesses from the Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa to the Akagera National Park in Rwanda. With the two male lions donated by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, this will become a founder population for the Akagera National Park.

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