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#regram #rg @africanparksnetwork: lions are roaring in liwonde national park malawi, once again. we’re excited to share that wild lion have been reintroduced to liwonde, four years after they were last seen in the park! two male lions were the first to return to the park, after we translocated them from majete wildlife reserve on saturday 24th february, in partnership with the department of national parks and wildlife (dnpw). the lions were released successfully into enclosed bomas where they will spend several weeks before being joined by two females, and then all released into the wider park. their reintroduction was possible because of the conservation success we have achieved over the years in majete. lions were only reintroduced to majete in 2012, decades after they were poached out, but the population has since grown – so much so that they are now helping to repopulate liwonde. their arrival is symbolic of the commitment of the malawian government to conservation, protecting and restoring ecosystems, boosting tourism and delivering needed funds to support local communities. the return of africa’s biggest cat to liwonde is a historic moment for malawi and would not have been possible without the generous support from the dutch government, the @lionrecovery and the @leonardodicapriofdn. join us in welcoming these lions to their new, safe, and beautiful home – and celebrating tomorrows world wildlife day one day early! photo: @sean_viljoen #bigcats #africanparks #liwonde #majete #lions #causeanuproar #restoration #revival #hope #goodnews

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