Anthony Ham

Anthony Ham

Anthony is a freelance writer who specializes in Spain, Africa, the Arctic, Australia and the Middle East.

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How long will the lions roar?

“Killing lions is a rite of passage, a cornerstone of Maasai identity. It is also one of Africa's oldest battles. The other reason why Maasai kill lions is more prosaic - an eye for an eye. This, too, is one of the immutable laws of the African wild whenever predators and human beings come into conflict.”

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How long will the lions roar? 2

“The rains were yet to fall and the land was the tawny color of marginal lands everywhere in Africa; livestock stirred up the dust beyond the thorns. For hours we tracked one of the largest prides to be seen in the area in decades using a mixture of scientific endeavour (radio receivers) and old-fashioned Maasai know-how (scouring the sand for footprints). Close to midday we found ourselves alongside an untidy pile of 11 lions, including cubs, under a tree.”

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