Lady Liuwa – the latest news

In October 2011 two young lionesses are relocated to Luiwa Plain National Park, Zambia

I wrote a blog back in April 2010 called Lady Liuwa – The Last Lioness, which turned out to be our most commented upon blog ever; it even attracted a response by the film maker himself - Herbert Brauer.

Not too much has happened since I wrote that blog but last week I saw the first significant update to this remarkable story.

In October this year two new lionesses were relocated from Kafue National Park to Liuwa Plain National Park, and are set to be released this December to join the now famous, Lady Liuwa.

The original hope was that Lady Liuwa, and the two lions that were introduced a few years ago to end her isolation, would hopefully also produce cubs. However to date this hasn’t happened and sadly the prospects now look bleak. The hope now is that these two new lionesses will breed with the two existing lions to ensure a viable population once more in Liuwa Plain National Park.

Finally, there is also good news for fans of the original documentary. There are plans for a follow-up which will track the progress of these two newcomers and no doubt, Lady Liuwa herself.

3 Responses to “Lady Liuwa – the latest news”

  1. Magda Rojas  on July 11th, 2012

    I love animals and any project oriented to help the species to survive deserves everybody’s respect, congratulations, and I really hope the lionesses will prospere in their habitat, good luck and keep us informed thanks a lot from México!!!!

  2. ljmac22  on October 30th, 2012

    Thank you so much for the update. This documentary touched my heart. Though I am sad she has been unable to get pregnant, I am so happy that she and the two male lions introduced in 2009 have formed a strong group. Her loneliness is over.

    Hopefully the two new lionesses will provide future lions for Liuwa and Lady Liuwa will become the group matriarch.

    Laura

  3. davidmcguire  on December 14th, 2012

    Thanks for the update. I think I”ve watched the documentary 10 times by now. I can’t get enough of this story. I’ve never been so touched by a story like this. I cried and cried for her. Thanks a million and keep me informed of evetything about this story. I love you