By Caroline Foster, Carleton College
September 30th marked the 51 years of independence for Botswana, which had originally been a protectorate of the UK. According to Sixteen last year, for the 50th anniversary, the whole country started celebrating on September 23rd. We went into the town of Khwai to participate in some of the celebrations.
On our way there we saw two lions (Panthera leo) sleeping by the side of the road. Apparently, these two brothers have begun to push into the area of NG18 where already two prides are located. There were no females with the males which is not unusual since the males were likely marking new territory while the lionesses stayed behind or hunted on their own.
When we arrived, a game of netball was finishing up. From what I can see, it seems to be a combination of basketball and handball. After the game, everyone headed over to the