photo credit Robbie Labanowski.

The Ewaso Lions Project in Kenya has reported the arrival of four new males (who have manes!) in Samburu – the first time since 2008 that new lions have been seen in the area.

The lions originated from Lewa, through the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, according to an article in Ewaso Lions April-June quarterly report.

They are Brand, Bick, Mwack and Sakilenye. Three of the lions were born in November 2013 to the same mother while the fourth was born in February 2014. The males left Lewa in February and headed towards Ngare Ndare before moving to Borana and the Mukogodo Forest.

“We are excited about this recent event as it means the lion population will not only grow, but the new blood is a welcome boost to Samburu’s lions,” said Shivani Bhalla, Founder and Executive Director, Ewaso Lions.

Ewaso Lions is a lion conservation project working in Samburu and Isiolo counties in northern Kenya.