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Sarah Kerr

Sarah Kerr

Shara was on safari with my mom, Jane Bettenay from Ulinda Safari Trails when these were taken!

10/10/2017

Sharon Jogerst

Sharon Jogerst

These photos are incredible... such wonderful "up close and personal" snapshots. The animals really come to life!

12/08/2017

Jennifer SInor

Jennifer SInor

Just beautiful photos! You bring the animals and the world around them so close. It feels both intimate and intense!

11/08/2017

Shauna Kattler

Shauna Kattler

My heart is very heavy and extremely sad after hearing the news of Sepo's death. It was just a month ago I found out of Lady Liuwa's passing. I'm in utter shock. I became enthralled with Lady Liuwa's story after seeing Herbert Brauer's documentary, The Last Lioness. Her story is one of unimaginable resilience, remarkable skill, and incredible survival. What she endured and how she survived on her own for endless years is absolutely extraordinary. Her story etched into my heart. I followed it throughout the years and knew one day I just had to see her. My "bucket list" trip came true in November 2016 when my husband and I spent 4 days at Mtamanene Camp in the Liuwa Plain. Shortly after we arrived at camp, we went on a sunset drive and we saw her for the first time. She was lying down in a clump of bushes but soon got up to take a short stroll only to lie down again. She was much thinner than I remembered seeing in pictures and the bridge of her nose was black, rubbed out so no hair grew. Her trusty female companion, Sepo, stayed in the bushes and to our utter surprise, we spotted 2 little cubs who were approximately 4-6 weeks old. We had no idea we were going to see any cubs so this was such a blessing! They were so tiny their eyes were still blue. We watched in awe as they wobbled around, climbing and nursing on Sepo. Sepo was very attentive and would gently nudge and lick them as they wobbled past her. They were very curious and soon ventured out of the bushes where we were better able to see them. Their little "chirps" let momma know where they were as she kept a watchful eye a short distance away. It was magical. I was in absolute heaven. We were fortunate to see Lady again but that was the last time we saw Sepo. Our guide said she was trying to keep the cubs hidden and moved them at night. We came across Lady 2 days later after a downpour. Her coat was dark from the rain and she was lying in the tall grass chewing on the remains of a carcass. Once finished. she got up and walked within several feet of our vehicle and went to drink from a pond. She drank and drank, only stopping twice. She must have drunk for 10 minutes and we were astonished a lion could drink that much. Our guide said in all his years he'd never seen a lion drink that long. After she finished, she let out several low bellowing chuff's, calling out for Sepo. In a nearby Boma which we weren't able to see, two male lions were going to be introduced to the females. We were told Lady and Sepo slept outside the Boma, awaiting their release. Their release happened shortly after we left which gave the males time to get acquainted with the cubs. To hear almost a year after our visit the males tried to kill the cubs (which is why Sepo died defending them) is so shocking. I've always said that Motherhood in the animal kingdom is no different than humans. What mother wouldn't fight until death for her kids, and Sepo’s valiant efforts were no different. They cost her her life. I cannot express how honored and privileged I was to see Lady and Sepo and visit Liuwa Plain. I only hope Zambia Carnivore Program and African Parks can provide a monument to honor them in some way. She was the only reason I went to Liuwa. If it wasn't for her story which Herbert so beautifully told, I would never have gone nor would I felt compelled to but am so thankful I did. My only regret is that I wish I would have went sooner. Because of the Last Lioness, her story will live on forever. She is a LEGEND. Live on Lady Liuwa and Sepo. Live on. You will FOREVER be remembered and missed.

06/10/2017

Maria Zsuzsanna Fortes

Maria Zsuzsanna Fortes

Thank you very much for the fantastic photos and the news that is really tragic. I am so sorry for Sepo, I wished she would live just as Lady Leuwa did. Heartbreaking her death defending her cubs, just as a lioness can be. I would like to know if the cubs she was defending did survived and follow the others.

04/10/2017

Mike D

Mike D

This is incredibly tragic news. The story of Lady Liuwa and her new pride was absolutely amazing. Sepo held the future for these lions but it sounds like hope still exists for the remaining offspring. being killed by a new male is a sad way to go but that is the life of lions. I hope to see updates on the lions of Liuwa so the legacies of Lady and Sepo can live on.

04/10/2017

Mark Cassar

Mark Cassar

Since 2013 he has been first and foremost a politician. The surgeon / physician is now an alter-ego.

02/11/2017

J. Buhagiar

J. Buhagiar

Mr Cauchi, I would appreciate if you find a few minutes to read beyond the first few lines. Kindly read it all, then let me know.

01/11/2017

Susanne Herold

Susanne Herold

Unbelievable! Nothing more to say!!!!

01/11/2017

Francis Sammut

Francis Sammut

Ok, fine, so how do you go about 'restoring institutions' as the PM also keep harping? Please inform me. I am ready to listen, be it in English or Maltese!

01/11/2017

Drin Zerafa

Drin Zerafa

Ok rita

01/11/2017

Eilean Saoirse

Eilean Saoirse

Mr Fearne, when a patient is unhealthy, as a doctor, do you: - treat the symptoms or the cause of the disease? - tell the patient to change his/her perception or address the real problem? Mr Fearne, I have been given to understand that you are an upright and honest man. What are you doing, trying to defend the indefensible? Why? Distance yourself before you lose it all. The LP can fool their supporters who are ready to believe anything you say because that's what's convenient for them but how are you going to convince the European Parliament? In this case, the upright thing to do is not go down with the sinking ship.

01/11/2017

Marie Paule Wagner

Marie Paule Wagner

If they are treating the Maltese as fools and idiots it is because they have proven to be so, in their vast majority. Even today some of them dare claim that Malta is not a mafia state, that the rule of law prevails, that the judiciairy are not corrupt, that the insitutions are independent.... When you say that about Malta, you are definitely blind and deaf and you should also be mute, it would be safer.

01/11/2017

Marie Paule Wagner

Marie Paule Wagner

We should be talking about improving the country and the people's situation and not about "fans of the PM", which just reveals how immature people are in this country. How can a grown up be a fan of another grown up? It sounds like teenagers' attitudes about football or pop singers. Absolutely ridiculous.

01/11/2017

Marie Paule Wagner

Marie Paule Wagner

They should just shut up. Whenever any of that corrupt lot open their mouth it is to make matters worse. Everybody can see the incompetence and degree of corruption in the CoP and the AG and denying it only makes Malta look even more corrupt and more like a mafia state.

01/11/2017

Christopher Ripard

Christopher Ripard

You clearly have not understood my comment, Mr Sammut. Perhaps I should translate it into Maltese?

01/11/2017

Gerald Goodwin

Gerald Goodwin

Not just those two but ALL the present Government.

01/11/2017

Harry Azzopardi

Harry Azzopardi

Both the commissioner and the attorney general are Muscat’s lapdogs and they are in place just to obey and serve their master and to not serve the general public whom they are supposed to serve and protect by law.

01/11/2017

Steven Micallef

Steven Micallef

yesterday from the PAC its case in point !

01/11/2017

Steven Micallef

Steven Micallef

really ! so what about we hear yesterday about Jason ? we where in jungle !!

01/11/2017

Henry S Pace

Henry S Pace

' a section of the population was showing “lack of trust in certain people and institutions”, Not a section of the population but it is the POPULATION that is showing LUCK OF TRUST in all institutions.

01/11/2017

Henry S Pace

Henry S Pace

Ferne you better go to the paediatric wards to look after medical needs to children.

01/11/2017

Bernard Manduca

Bernard Manduca

Sorry Mr. Fearne but you seem to miss the point of principle altogether or you're just toeing the party line. Judging from the exceptionally good job you're doing as minister of health I would say you have far greater intelligence then would justify the first. We need people like you to lead by example, call a spade a spade and get on with whatever it takes. This is your opportunity to exhibit statesmanship. Don't miss it.

01/11/2017

Joseph Cauchi Senior

Joseph Cauchi Senior

Stop defending criminals, please.

01/11/2017

Peter StClements

Peter StClements

Our excuses, Ms. Zerafa. Pardon me I'm not sure if it is a Mrs. Or perhaps Mx? We will try to find the proper titles to describe corrupt persons and criminals in the future. We promise. In the meantime, i humbly suggest we kick them out and put them in a lockup. We can then use the title ex-con when they come out. You are free to use it too. There is no copyright.

01/11/2017

Paul Xuereb

Paul Xuereb

“We have to improve institutions and the people’s perception of them so that they will trust them,” he - Mr Fearne- said. Should have been done already. This is not a question of perception but facts, hard facts.

01/11/2017

Joseph Cauchi Senior

Joseph Cauchi Senior

He can't.

01/11/2017

Josette Buttigieg

Josette Buttigieg

'We have to let them do their job'. The question is , are they doing it?. From what we have seen over the last months from February 2016 when the Panama scandal came out we have witnessed one instance after another where the Police Commissioner and the Attorney General have failed to take the necessary steps to bring the wrongdoers to justice. Are they incompetent? Are they being pressured? Whatever the reason their job is no longer tenable. Failing to remove them, Mr. Fearne, means that your job too is no longer tenable.

01/11/2017

Peter StClements

Peter StClements

I'm afraid the clean name is tarnished now. Can't condone corruption, refuse to accept your responsibility to speak up, and stay clean. There is no antiseptic for you Dr. Fearne. The blood on some people's hand can only be cleansed if the hands are cut off at this stage. The gangrene has set in and it now seems to be contaminating everyone and everything. The situation is desperate.

01/11/2017

Peter StClements

Peter StClements

No, now. Number priority is now. Cut head of the viper now. Don't go chasing its' ancestors. Leave that to historians, now. We live in the here and now. And your children will live in whatever remains of Malta that we give them now.

01/11/2017

Peter StClements

Peter StClements

Remember Hitler. He came to power with twice the majority of the nearest rival. Result: Political parties abolished - World War 2, 6 million jews exterminated. Popular votes do not equate Justice.

01/11/2017

Peter StClements

Peter StClements

"Lack of trust in certain people and institutions is unhealthy’ Duh! That's why you remove who is causing the lack of trust in our justice system! They sure have it backwards don't they. If you don't trust the brakes in your car, you replace them Mr Minister. Not wait until there is a crash. Well the system has crashed, Mr Fearne. Go fix it! There's a hole in the bucket, Dear Fearne. Trust has all but gone. Fix it!

01/11/2017

S. Schembri

S. Schembri

I guess that Mr. Fearne forgot the fact that files coming from the FIAU were sitting in the PC office without any action taken from his part, there's also the convasor of Evarist accused of fraud and a case was strangely open without an arrest?!! There are more but the first accusation is more for him to escape from the country never mind resigning.

01/11/2017

Andreana Costa

Andreana Costa

"Although it was not our decision, but of the Chief Justice, we agreed it would be appropriate for another magistrate to step in." Sorry Mr. Fearne you did not have to agree. If the courts are truly autonomous, politicians should not meddle with their decisions. Hope nobody asked you beforehand if you would agree or not

01/11/2017

Andreana Costa

Andreana Costa

And it's ok for your ilk to address Simon Busuttil as Xmun and the Archbishop as Charlie. Never heard you complain.

01/11/2017

Dick Grech

Dick Grech

Would I be right in assuming you consider that the rule of law means the police don't have to investigate people like Mizzi and Schembri when it's clear they set up companies in Panama for illegal purposes, that the police don't need to initiate investigations when the FIAU recommends they do and that the police shouldn't have to seal off the premises of the Pilatus Bank when there is a strong suspicion of criminal activity? I think it is you who needs to learn what the rule of law really means.

01/11/2017

J Demicoli

J Demicoli

One has to note, with hand on hearth and no blinkers on, that the investigations which are being touted as the reason behind all this drama ARE BEING CARRIED OUT BY MAGISTRATES. In turn magistrates have been chosen either by allotment or else being the lucky guy who happens to be on duty at the time the case comes in i.e. is reported to our courts of law. So let justice take it's course!

01/11/2017

Francis Sammut

Francis Sammut

Restoring institutions, you are parroting what the government keeps repeating! The question is how does one goes about it without at least changing that which the people does not have trust anymore? Having the PM telling us that he has trust in the commissioner, (because they are friends) is not enough. It's the people who need to have trust in the man.

01/11/2017

Mark Cassar

Mark Cassar

It takes an ex-PN to write that. The political environment at the moment is stifling and not healthy at all. Malta will reap what is sows.

01/11/2017

Carmen Borg

Carmen Borg

Well said. Pacts with the d**** and consequences. Expect it to get worse.

01/11/2017

Francis Sammut

Francis Sammut

Let them do their job, did you say?!!! I ask you Dr. Fearne, when did the Commissioner of Police did his job (without fear and favour) regarding Minister Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri, who admitted they broke the law? If it involved any other (common) citizen/s I am sure the person/s involved would have been taken to court. The law is clear: those caught having a secret company/account in a foreign country without informing the authorities concerned, are liable to be prosecuted.

01/11/2017

Dick Grech

Dick Grech

I'm not sure I'd agree with your last paragraph, given all the promotions within the AFM just before the general election.

01/11/2017

David Cassar

David Cassar

Ostriches bury their heads in the sand to escape reality. I expected CF to be more intelligent not to fall in the trap of copying his cohorts.

01/11/2017

Charles Micallef

Charles Micallef

Malta is fully aware, that the now very tired call for the resignation of both the Police Commissioner and the AG is nothing more than Party Politically motivated hype to keep the PN in the limelight as not one person from the 50% plus 40000 silent voters who voted in this administration with the biggest vote ever and for two successive general elections has backed this call .

01/11/2017

Saviour Cortis

Saviour Cortis

No grounds for the Police Commissioner to resign. Of course they know they are fully protected but what about the man in the street. They surely do not feel the same.

01/11/2017

zeppiborg

zeppiborg

Well we shouldn't have to tell him.

01/11/2017

J Zahra

J Zahra

Stop being childish, immature and irresponsible! Dr Fearne is right and you all know it! Shame on you who knowingly want to go against the Rule of Law and to undermine justice and democracy using a few hundred people! In a democratic country, People speak in elections and referenda, not by drama to hurt our counrty's image! Shame on you all! Where were you during the previous PN administrations with all the uncertainty, practically no majority in parliament, scandals, 'no choosing of AG and Police comm. by 'two thirds of MP's', HFO scandals, MaterDei money pit scandals, etc etc etc!!! Which prime minister resigned in france becasue of Charlie Hebdo', and UK and US and Spain... You are Hypocrites trying to destroy twice in a row democratically elected Government of Republic of Malta! Last election the people of Malta had another choice (a snap election), either to follow your political program/manfiest which included the sacking of AG and Police commissioner or to follow Labour Political program/manifest. The people chose Labour movement with a record majority ever in Malta's history... You few hundred people need to learn what democracy and rule of law really means!

01/11/2017

A. Pisani

A. Pisani

As usual it is always reds vs blues. The question should be - if the COP/AG report directly to the Cabinet (whether red or blue) how could they prosecute if the Cabinet is directly involved in criminal activities? Please note I am not saying the Cabinet is guilty of this allegation but this is the question we should be addressing. By stating that it was always like that even under the PN will not solve this problem. One day PN will be in govt and then it will be their turn to have their puppet COP. This should stop, blue or red!

01/11/2017

zeppiborg

zeppiborg

No you are credible because you defend a corrupt regime .Hallina.

01/11/2017

A Calleja

A Calleja

You are wasting your time, Mafia has taken over and JM has his hands tied . Playing up to the BIG guys - they took Malta over.

01/11/2017

zeppiborg

zeppiborg

Talking about snakes Ton you should be an expert by now so many of them in this administration that you are so devoted to.

01/11/2017

Joseph Borg

Joseph Borg

I am very disappointed to see that Dr Fearne is tarnishing his reputation to cover for others. He's always been an asset in the health sector and he's the best, so far, when it come to the respective ministry. Unfortunately, it's not the case with certain other parliament members, both in government and opposition. I hope Dr Fearne doesn't deviate and end up in the dark side too.

01/11/2017

Mike Agius

Mike Agius

And the sun doesn’t shine.

01/11/2017

Jonathan Mercieca

Jonathan Mercieca

So, this person who is being touted as the next PL leader is as corrupt as the rest because he is publicly abetting corrupt people.

01/11/2017

Jonathan Mercieca

Jonathan Mercieca

Credibility is not an opinion supported by blinkered eyes and close mindedness, my friend. Remember that wrong DOESN'T become RIGHT because the majority says so. Wrong is always wrong whoever does it.

01/11/2017

Jonathan Mercieca

Jonathan Mercieca

Why but why are these corrupt idiots in administration treating all Maltese as fools and idiots like them? Of course there is no ground for these two incompetents to resign, otherwise the corrupt gang supported by the lackeys around them will have a lot to answer if the rule of law starts prevailing as it should.

01/11/2017