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Some population characteristics of the Lion Panthera Leo in the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park

M.G.L. Mills, P. Wolff, E.A.N. le Riche, I.J. Meyer
Koedoe | Vol 21, No 1 | a970 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v21i1.970 | © 1978 M.G.L. Mills, P. Wolff, E.A.N. le Riche, I.J. Meyer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 September 1978 | Published: 03 September 1978

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M.G.L. Mills,
P. Wolff,
E.A.N. le Riche,
I.J. Meyer,

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Abstract

Two methods of estimating the number of lions in the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, Republic of South Africa, are described; the first gives a minimum figure (113) and the second a more realistic one (140). Data are presented on sex and age ratios and pride composition. The factors contributing to the low density are briefly discussed and some management practices in connection with lions trespassing out of the Park are suggested.


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