Noongoile seen with Titan Jr hidden by long grass in close proximity to a homestead. Photo Roimen Lelya
Noongoile seen with Titan Jr hidden by long grass in close proximity to a homestead. Photo Roimen Lelya

Noongoile seen with Titan Jr hidden by long grass in close proximity to a homestead. Photo Roimen Lelya

With her cubs now juveniles, and her former mate, NguvuKazi, no more (having died in April), Noongoile has been seen in the company of two males: Laipangwa from Ndutu and Titan Jr, one of the Crater’s Lake Quintet coalition.

Despite hailing from inside the Crater, she’s decided to stay out in the community occupied highlands, preferring the Malanja depression and surrounds, often close to people and being watched and protected carefully by Kayanda, Maanda and Masanja, the three Ilchokuti in this area.

While we manage to keep conflict to a minimum, its tough to keep up with her 24/7 on foot. Last week Noongoile killed a large bull all on her own, and in a separate incident her two juvenile females, who have not gone far, killed a donkey.

Noongoile, her large cubs and cohorts, will test our 3 year trial on paying for the lions presence, and we are hoping that we can ensure that the three villages in the Ngorongoro ward will earn more from their lions than they lose through livestock depredations, and that Noongoile is valued as an asset.

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It takes a team!Early warning of lion presence using GPS collars is such an important tool for supporting pastoralist communities in Ngorongoro to live with lions. The Ngorongoro lion research team together with Dr Wambura from NCAA and KopeLion Ilchokuti yesterday succeeded in collaring Lemiko (8yr old male) and LK124 (7 yr old female), both of whom originate from the crater but who have settled, with their pride, in the Esere plains.Emmanuel Lufilisha (Research Assistant) has been watching them for some months and his patience finally paid off. KopeLion partner with the research project to support human wildlife coexistence in Ngorongoro.@iucnsos IUCN Save Our Species @eu_partnerships EU International Partnerships @lionrecovery Lion Recovery Fund NABU International @pawfdn @lincolnparkzoo Lincoln Park Zoo @pman1056 Puneet Mansharamani @dm_wambura @emmaboycharle Roimen Lelya @lelyaroimen @ngorongoro_crater Ngorongoro #ngorongorolions #livingwithlions #ngorongoroconservationarea #lionconservation #humanlioncoexistence #ngorongoro #ngorongorocrater #communityconservation #corridotoftolerance ... See MoreSee Less
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Early warning of lion presence using GPS collars is such an important tool for supporting pastoralist communities in Ngorongoro to live with lions. The Ngorongoro lion research team together with Dr Wambura from NCAA, yesterday, succeeded in collaring Lemiko (8yr old male) and LK124 (7 yr old female), both of whom originate from the crater but whom have settled, with their pride, in the Esere plains.Emmanuel Lufilisha (Research Assistant) has been watching them for some months and his patience finally paid off. KopeLion partner with the research project to support human wildlife coexistence in Ngorongoro.Video: Roimen Lelya (Lion Conflict & Monitoring Officer) gently places the lions in the appropriate positions for monitoring and collaring. Credit: Dickson Wambura@iucnsos IUCN Save Our Species @eu_partnerships EU International Partnerships @lionrecovery Lion Recovery Fund NABU International @pawfdn @lincolnparkzoo Lincoln Park Zoo @pman1056 Puneet Mansharamani @dm_wambura @emmaboycharle Roimen Lelya @lelyaroimen @ngorongoro_crater Ngorongoro #ngorongorolions #livingwithlions #ngorongoroconservationarea #lionconservation #humanlioncoexistence #ngorongoro #ngorongorocrater #communityconservation #corridotoftolerance ... See MoreSee Less
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