any other animal on the planet, the lion has been the object of admiration and
respect throughout human history. The face of the male lion is by far the most
popular national symbol – a somewhat comical choice for countries in Northern
Europe where lions have never lived. Still, this is a natural choice
considering how the lion, with its majestic mane and regal posture, symbolizes
strength, potency and power like no other. Truly, after witnessing them in the
wild it is no denying that the lions are the rightful kings of the
the lion is under grave threat due to loss of habitat, poaching and poisoning.
Researchers estimate that in the last 40 years there has been a 70-90% decline
in overall lion populations, reducing the number of remaining lions to
approximately 25 000. As a consequence it is becoming harder and harder to
witness lions in the wild. To help safeguard these amazing cats, Basecamp is a
major supporter of the Mara Predator Project. In addition, Basecamp partners
with Kristiansand Dyrepark and Strømme Foundation in a combined effort to
protect animals in the wild.
having one of the highest lion densities on the planet, the open savannah of
Naboisho increases the likelihood of seeing lions when they are active. Lions
are unusually social compared to other cats and live in medium-sized family
groups. The females are responsible for rearing the young and for hunting,
while the males are responsible for … well, not that much… Evidently some
privileges come with being the King.