AGE: (2019) Estimated 7 - 8 years
BODY MEASUREMENTS: WEIGHT: (2017) 40 kg | BODY LENGTH: 90 cm | SHOULDER HEIGHT: 59 cm
FIRST COLLARED: July 2014
ORIGIN: Okonjima Nature Reserve
Lila was first collared in July 2014 within the frame of AfriCat’s annual health checks. Ever since Lila is regularly seen and monitored. Lila gave birth to her first litter in 2017. Sadly, she lost all three cubs within less than a year. In the beginning of 2018, Lila had another litter of three cubs of which one disappeared only two months after birth. Her remaining two female cubs named Vamos and Luna have grown into two beautiful young females.
Lila’s range is situated in the western part of the reserve. After the death of JoJo – a female which died in January 2018 after a warthog attack – Lila took over a major part of her territory making her the only mature female in the area.