You can learn a lot about lions from their teeth. Dentition gives us insight into lions' age, health, and some aspects of diet. This lion displays little wear and we can see this relative youngster is fairly healthy. Because desert-adapted lions inhabit environments that are dissimilar from other lions, Dr. Philip Stander, in his recent book, Vanishing Kings, provides a first-of-its-kind guide to desert-adapted lion aging based on dentition. #lionrangers #vanishingkings #desertlionconservation #desertadapted #irdnc #lionconservation #lionrecovery #umnlioncenter #natgeo #natgeoexplorer #kunene #met Photo: Tina Vinjevold
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A long-term goal of the Lion Rangers is to begin monitoring of northwest Namibia's spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta) as well. By the numbers spotted hyenas cause more human-predator conflict than lions, but we have no sense of their numbers. They're fascinating creatures and we hope to learn more in years to come. #lionrangers #umnlioncenter #natgeo #natgeoexplorer #irdnc #desertadapted #nacso #met #kunene Photo: @ajwattimages
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Ongoing drought in northwest Namibia is causing prey, livestock, and predators to be on the move. Here is a (very short) slideshow compiled by Dr Stander updating recent movements by the Obab pride. Thanks to TOSCO for sending along. #lionrangers #desertlionconservation #desertadapted #irdnc #natgeo #natgeoexplorer #umnlioncenter #lionrecovery @oa1344 #wwfnamibia #vanishingkings #lionconservation #lions
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Momentum. I took this shot way back in May 2009, and it's a Desert-adapted Elephant in Namibia. Panning shots are tricky and a 'good shot' is subjective, but at least here it suggests movement and hopefully it's identifiable as an elephant! Taken with Canon 40D, 300mm f/2.8L, ISO 400, f/32, 1/5s . . . . . #elephant #pan #namibia #desertadapted #bestnatureshot #wildlifeig #wildlifelovers #wildlifephotography #canonuk #elephants #elephantlover #safari #africananimal #africasafari
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Tracking #desertadapted #elephants in the #hoanib 😎
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Swipe for adorable elephant video ---> Unsurprisingly there wasn't a lot of Wi-Fi out in the savannah So my idea of a posting as I went along didn't work out (though there were too many pics for that anyway) I am home now though so let posting commence #safari #desertadapted #elephant #namibia #holidaypics
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