The Hoanib Floodplain Pride

Xpl-10 Xpl-25 Xpl-56

The Hoanib Floodplain and Hoaruseb groups
The genealogy of the original Huaruseb Pride (below) gives a schematic overview of the composition and relatedness of the group. Xpl-10 (“Sarah” – named after the shopkeeper at Purros) and her daughter (Xpl-25) moved to the Hoanib Floodplain towards the end of 2006. Xpl-10's second litter (Xpl-37 & 38) remained in the Hoaruseb River. Initially the two sub-groups interacted occasionally, but the frequency of these interactions decreased significantly towards 2008. The Hoanib male "Adolf" (Xpl-3) interact regularly with Xpl-10, 25 and their young.

A GPS collar was fitted to Xpl-25 in late February 2008 in an effort to study the movement patterns of the Hoanib Floodplain group in relation to the Hoaruseb lions and the separation of the two sub-groups. The collar failed at the end of July 2008.

Earlier animations of Xpl-25

2008 (Xpl-25)
Jan/Feb
Sep/Oct
Nov/Dec