Known for his majestic appearance, valiant demeanour and physical strength, it is no wonder that the African Lion is one of Namibia’s most prized possessions.
I had the privilege of observing the King of the wild’s hunting ritual, at the Etosha National Park, and I was left speechless by this sacred event in which the King hunts and therefore provides for the rest of his pride, consisting of 6 lionesses and 9 cubs.
The pride has to follow the specific order in which they feed, starting with the King and followed by his entourage.
Never have I ever seen anything more exact, yet enchanting.
Hearing a lion roar to declare his victory or to warn off opposing threats to his family, sends chills down my spine, as the sound of a thunder, powerful and fiercely confident, pierce through my ears
I am baffled as to why anyone would want to hunt one of these beauties as a trophy, these animals do not belong on the wall of a hunter’s living room, but rather in the animal kingdom, where they act as the top predators and rightful King’s of the wild.
Maybe if people were to STOP hunting them, we would be able to redeem their numbers, which enables us to have a better chance of discovering their whereabouts and being able to appreciate their beauty that lies within the heart of the wild, Namibia.
It is a cruel and poignant act, killing one of these magnificent animals for the selfish desire to have him hanging from a wall, where no one can admire his leadership skills, family values or bravery which are only seen in his natural habitat .
Save and protect our lions, their lives matter just as much as ours!