Nabo Killed by Snakebite

May 31, 2014 | Categories: Lions | 5 Comments

Our team is really sad to say that Nabo, a lioness we have known since 2003, died on May 28th. On that Wednesday, Nabo became extremely sick and died soon after. A veterinarian arrived to perform a necropsy which revealed the cause of death to be a snake bite, most likely a puff adder.

We will miss Nabo immensely – she taught us a lot about Samburu lions. She was between 12 and 13 years of age and had given birth 6 times over the years – she was a fantastic mother, who raised all her cubs to adulthood. Although she is gone, her legacy remains….

Nabo being greeted by one of her daughters.


5 People have left comments on this post

» Sau tsang said: { May 31, 2014 - 01:05:11 }

I am so sorry about this great lioness’s death. One is just too many for lions ! Would be nice to see her family tree for those have not keep track of her , her mates , pride & cubs .

» Pascal said: { Jun 1, 2014 - 02:06:03 }

Extremly sad. I’ll always remember all those days in july 2011 when I was looking at Nabo and Nashipai with Jeneria and we were following them. After the good news for Shivani’s award, it’s hard to be back on Earth and to really understand each day is a fight against death !

» Ola said: { Jul 11, 2014 - 05:07:10 }

Hello Shivani,

As African living in diaspora, i am very proud of you and Dr Paula Kahumbu and other African conservationist for their great job to protect this great heritage that was given to us by mother nature. It give joy to see more and more African are standing up for this cause to protect our Animal.

» Bonny G. said: { Aug 6, 2014 - 11:08:25 }

Each loss brings such great sorrow. Requiescat en pace great Ma di Tau. . . .

» anthony leaduma (honoray warden) said: { Nov 19, 2014 - 10:11:58 }

hey shivani
keep up with the great work of conserving our endangered cats, statistics shows that they are disappearing at a high rate from nature due to their aggressiveness to hunt other animals. i have known shivani when she was a young girl working with save the elephants programme in samburu national reserve