While filming a Safari Live broadcast for @WildEarthLIVE, guides & viewers noticed a snare on an older lionesses (10y+) of the Thalamati pride in Djuma Game Reserve (Sabi Sands). Luckily, the snare hadn’t cut deep (yet), which means it might have been placed by an unexperienced poacher.
The lioness was darted from a vehicle and sedated to enable the WildScapes Vet, Dr Ben Muller to remove the snare & treat a wound on her paw that likely resulted from her trying to get rid of the snare herself.
As was the case with the female leopard trapped in a snare this month, subsistence poaching through snaring is becoming a real issue in the Greater Kruger Region. Because of our donors, the Wild Wonderful World Trust has been able to offer lifesaving support to endangered wildlife in crisis situations like these. In addition to our Rapid Response Fund, we also invest in research & field projects to protect wildlife spaces and prevent human-wildlife conflict like this from happening in the first place!
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