Long Shield Lion Guardians
When lions stray from Hwange National Park, human-wildlife conflict can be dangerous. Meet the Long Shield Lion Guardians, courageous men and women who protect schools and villages. They track movement of lion prides by tracking tagged females through GPS signals relayed to their cell phones. And, armed only with vuvuzela horns, guardians on bikes shoo lions back to areas where they are protected. Over time, lions are conditioned to avoid patrolled areas. Come meet the guardians. See the ingenious hand-built canvas bomas (corrals) that stop lions from attacking, because lions won’t hunt what they can’t see. Come witness this important work.