Alongside the lion, we incorporated wildebeest, zebra, hyenas, cheetah, waterlilies, wildflowers, a dung beetle and dragonflies. Liuwa Plain is home to Africa’s second biggest annual migration, with tens of thousands of wildebeest and zebra making their way through the park every year. As the apex predators of the ecosystem, and often in clans numbering up to 50 individuals, hyenas were a natural addition to the design. Cheetahs are celebrated as another success story from APN’s conservation efforts, with a steadily growing population that welcomed an impressive 22 new cubs last year. Every year when the rains arrive, wildflowers erupt across the plains creating a breath-taking backdrop for the arrival of Africa’s largest species of flying dung beetle and the migrating wildebeest. Following the rains, the seasonal floods arrive and turn the savannah into a wetland paradise that attracts thousands of different birds, including Africa’s densest concentrations of the endangered crowned and wattled cranes.