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Lion Removal - How to solve problems between people and Lions

I know this site is Wildlife Removal USA, but I thought it would be a good plan to make a site about wildlife removal in other places that encounter totally different wildlife species, such as Africa. I took a trip there to learn about local wildlife problems. You think raccoons or groundhogs are a problem here? In Tanzania, where I did my research, they have to deal with Elephants completely destroying whole gardens in one night, and knocking down trees. The snakes there are pretty serious - try the Black Mamba for example. And while no animals here in the us will kill and eat you (except a large alligator, I guess), over there they have to legitimately worry about lions, or even worse, the deadly hippopotamus. I decided after a while that trying to create a business model on recommending African wildlife removal professionals was out of my league. But here is a little bit of information.

How to solve problems between people and Lions - The conflict between lions and human beings started from time immemorial when the two species competed for food in the plains which came in form of antelopes, gazelles and other herbivores which were delicacies for both. Man and lion also had competition when it came to inhabiting the best caves around for shelter purposes. Though man no longer lives in caves nor feeds on antelope or other wild herbivorous the competition between these two species has not yet ended but taken another form.

Lions are territorial animals by nature and they would be ready to fight off any intruders who venture into their territory, including pastoralists searching for better pastures in the plains. As such, pastoralists usually arm themselves with heavy artillery like guns so as to counter any attacks that may be launched by these lions. Out of sheer ignorance these people kill the animals not knowing that they do greatly contribute to the economy’s general success in the form of tourism.

To bring a solution to this relentless conflict concerned parties should take active measures on educating the community on the benefits these lions have to the country in general so that they can stop killing them. Moreover, they can as well be taught other equally viable sources of living other than cattle keeping which is bound to cause problems with lions when pastoralists venture into their territories. But incase cattle keeping is more of a traditional heritage than lucrative undertaking, these pastoralists can be relocated to other equally rich pastures far from the lions. However, consensus has to be reached with them first before settling for such an idea because they could refuse to abide by it claiming that the land is as well their ancestral heritage. Imperatively, related officials can identify the few lions which are causing havoc to farmers and make detailed plans of relocating them to other reservation parks where there are no pastoralists. It is usually assumed that not all lions attack humans or their livestock, but only those which are too old to hunt, and therefore find it less stressful to attack the less domesticated livestock. These are the lions which would be relocated.

During dry seasons herbivores become scarce in the plains due to lack of grass. Most of them migrate over to other regions with richer pastures, or are taken by drought. As such, lions can go for days without eating a meal and when worse comes to worse, they see the only way out of their hunger problem is invading human’s homesteads, killing and eloping with their domesticated animals particularly goats and sheep. Humans usually react relentlessly by launching extermination counter attacks on these animals killing any lion that they come across notwithstanding its innocence as it could not have been the one that raided that homestead at night. As such, communities living along reservation parks are strongly advised to fence off their livestock sheds with strong and highly spiked barbed wire or even concrete so as to keep their livestock safe from lions during drought seasons. This is a more viable option than building shoddy livestock fencing poles and later attacking the lions for animals lost. Moreover, it is also recommendable for one to conduct a brisk survey of the homestead to identify certain loopholes that the lions may be using to make their way into people’s homesteads. These can then be properly sealed to avoid any further intrusions by these wild animals. But still, the most important step of dealing with this menace is educating the community on the significance of lions such that instead of killing they can preserve them while also taking active measures in protecting their livestock.

While I am on the matter of African nuisance animals, I may as well address Elephant Removal and Hippopotamus Removal.
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