Movement patterns and activity of desert-adapted lions in Namibia - March 2009


This report presents the results from GPS radio-collars fitted to eight different lions for the period: June 2007 to February 2009. During any 24-hour period the GPS collars collected accurate location data (latitude/longitude) at frequencies that ranged from 15-minute to 2-hour intervals. In total, 44,599 data points were recorded over 1381 lion-days (Table 1). Since lions are nocturnal “lion-days” are hereafter referred to as “nights” and constitute a 24-hour period from midday Day–1 to midday Day–2.

Table 1. Sample sizes and distances moved per night (24-hours) of eight lions (Males / Females) fitted with GPS radio collars in the northern Namib.

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