The Hunkap Pride

Xpl-53 "Charlotte" Xpl-54 Xpl-73 "Rosh"

The first Hunkap Male (Xpl-54)
On 23 September 2009 the Hunkap male (Xpl-54) was darted and his VHF radio collar replaced with a satellite GPS collar.

Real-time animation - Xpl-54
The movement patterns of Xpl-54 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: 28 September - 12 October 2009.

Date
Distance (km)
28/09/2009
0.2
29/09/2009
8.2
30/09/2009
5.5
01/10/2009
19.1
02/10/2009
20.4
03/10/2009
22.3
04/10/2009
16.0
05/10/2009
6.3
06/10/2009
0.3
07/10/2009
0.4
08/10/2009
3.8
09/10/2009
0.1
10/10/2009
15.1
11/10/2009
16.7
12/10/2009
18.4

Period: 13 - 27 October 2009.

Date
Distance (km)
13/10/2009
22.3
14/10/2009
16.3
15/10/2009
10.9
16/10/2009
14.1
17/10/2009
24.4
18/10/2009
11.7
19/10/2009
1.1
20/10/2009
3.9
21/10/2009
9.4
22/10/2009
17.5
23/10/2009
1.3
24/10/2009
1.4
25/10/2009
8.0
26/10/2009
7.1
27/10/2009
20.2

Highlight movement animation - Hunkap Male (Xpl-54)
The movement patterns of the adult male (Xpl-54) of the Hunkap Pride are presented below using a Flash animation. Click on the PLAY button to start the animation. The timeline is constant at 7.5 seconds per day (24 hrs). Black and yellow bars indicate night and daytime, respectively, on the timeline. When the red dot moves quickly across the screen, it accurately represents the speed at which the llion moves.

September 2009 - first 6-day highlight

Soon after the satellite GPS collar was fitted to Xpl-54, he dispersed to the Obab/Uniab rivers. A summary of his movements up to Dec 2010 is presented below.