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….