The Hunkap Pride
|Xpl-53 "Charlotte"||Xpl-54||Xpl-73 "Rosh"|
On 6 May 2009 an adult lioness, named "Charlotte" (Xpl-53), was darted near the Hunkap Spring and fitted with a GPS collar.
The Hunkap pride are descendants from two prolific breeding females (Xpl-9 & Xpl-11) and they are an elusive lions that are seldom seen. Attempts to dart and fit a radio collar to one of these lions have gone unrewarded for at least five years. This is a major breakthrough.
Xpl-53 ID sheet
Real-time animation - Charlotte (Xpl-53)
The movement patterns of Xpl-53 are presented below using Flash animations to represent real-time events. Click on the PLAY button to start the animation. The timeline is constant at 2.5 seconds per day (24 hrs). When the red dot moves quickly across the screen, it accurately represents the speed at which the lion covered vast distances. A summary of the actual distances traveled per day is listed in a separate table.
Period: 5 - 19 May 2009.