The Mystery of the Tree Climbing Lions

Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017

download (1)The lions are normally seen lazily lying up within the branches of huge fig trees in the heat of the day, keeping their eye on the numerous Ugandan Kobs grazing in the open plains, before descending back to the ground by dusk.

 

The Ishasha lion population currently stands at around 40 individuals split across three prides.

 

It is supposed that the lions climb trees as a way of protecting themselves against the numerous tsetse flies on ground level, whereas others claim they climb into the branches to escape the heat and enjoy the breeze. Limited studies indicate that the custom of ascending trees is culturally ingrained rather than a response to anything externally; nonetheless the reason they climb up into the branches stillremains unknown.

 

Whatever the reasons, watching these majestic animals clamber up trees not unlike their leopard cousins, is a sight to behold in the remote Ishasha Plains in the southwest of QENP. This area offers some of the most alluring game-viewing in the country, both for its seclusion and its varied wildlife.

 

Source:-Tourism Uganda

 

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