Lion Predation on Elephants in the Savuti, Chobe National Park, Botswana

@inproceedings{Power2009LionPO,
  title={Lion Predation on Elephants in the Savuti, Chobe National Park, Botswana},
  author={R. J. Power and R. X. Shem Compion},
  year={2009}
}
  • R. J. Power, R. X. Shem Compion
  • Published 2009
  • Biology
  • Lions rarely prey on elephants. Botswana's Savuti lions, however, switch to preying on elephants during the late dry season (August-November), and the frequency of this has increased in the last two decades (1985–2005). An opportunity to document this phenomenon was made possible with infrared viewing and filming equipment. A pride of 30 lions killed one elephant every three days. Seven of eight elephants killed were between four and 11 years old, as deduced from molar teeth ageing, and this… CONTINUE READING