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The Truth in the Tooth – Using Science to Judge Lion Ages in the Field

huntforevertruthtoothNiceMaleLionTen years ago, a seminal scientific paper suggested that lion hunting could be conducted sustainably if only lion males over a minimum age of five years were targeted. Recognizing that field aging of wild lions is difficult and in order to buffer against selection error, the ideal minimum was conservatively raised to six years. And so, the concept of age-based trophy selection to promote sustainable lion hunting was born. Continue reading The Truth in the Tooth – Using Science to Judge Lion Ages in the Field

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