Greetings to all the Bomites,
I'm a recent addition to the Africam team, but I wanted to say a few words on this subject.
We have noticed some concern on the forum for the safety and treatment of the lions we were all lucky enough to see over the past few nights. It is nice to know that our members care about the safety of these magnificent animals. Fortunately, there is no cause for alarm. These animals have lived in this wildlife reserve all of their lives. Game drive vehicles have always been around them, and they pay them no mind. Nor do they affect their behaviour. Also, all of the rangers that work in the reserve have been well trained and follow a strict protocol when dealing with all of the wildlife in the reserve. This is for the safety of everyone, including the animals. As far as the light is concerned- the torches the rangers are using look a great deal brighter under the infrared camera than they actually are. Rangers also take special care in never shining the light directly into the face of any animal.
Again, we know that our members are showing genuine concern for the well being of the animals. Rest assured that all of the people involved are working to preserve the ecosystem of the reserve and all the life in it, so that all of us can enjoy it.
Looking forward to seeing you all around the forums!