After we have lost this species for years now there are evidence of a come back for the African wild dog.
This is the second endangered mammal in kenya may be in Africa after the Black Rhino.
Our Northern mara conservancy have now recoded a real come back of the real super hunter of Africa.
The news come in this morning and I am gland to share with you fab.
In the next few months God willing I will be updating you about them too, since I will spend some of my time at rekero homes and it is the place they use a lot as there hunting ground.
Just like I wrote on the blog about the black and white colobus monkeys this are even more special news since they nearly got extinct in the mara, I am glad to well come them back after 20 years of lost.
The fund raise of Miujisa has been the best we had done to our wildlife and so rewarding.
Again well done all of you, You made her life better it could have been wast, we did not have a lot of options from the Government however they are helping her for life meaning treating, protecting, and feeding her every day not an easy Job.
We all needed to have seen her free and wild but it was not possible after it have been handle by human and feed, What might had happen if we push I think, may have heart breaking better she is a live in a fence than dead after she was rescued.
It was one of my best wildlife project and successful story through our trust (Rekero Trust).
NASERIAN SADIRA SILVE LEVEL GUIDE.
Another successful story is a Girl guide we started helping her from primary through secondary to being a full silver Guide in the mara.
In many ways Girls have never been given the opportunity to work parallel to the males and Koyiaki Guide school made it happen thank to Ron and the rest of the wold leaders like Tusk Trust among many.
While I was in the office I sow her and I was as exited to see a girl guiding professional, this will translate I am a father of 4 girls and if they are not given equal opportunity then the balance is not good no matter how one ague.
I Wish you all a merry Christmas and happy new year.
The young leopard male had no choice than to go away and establish a territory, we could track him during the summer holiday we new he was some where just like Chui, his angle he left to some secret place in the mara.
Male leopards move a lot from one male territory to another especially while they are young the tuffets time for them.
On the other hand if I was able to follow them and other people do the same he would not be a male leopard with its secrets and canning ways so just let it go and we wish him well whenever he is gone to.
Missing on the J5 is Ayah she left for good we have not seen her at all I am sure she got cubs too now since its right age for her to bread.
After the old male left Snuggle tooth the females took the responsibly, What a tough job.
We have seen the females risking there life so match to protect the little ones and guess what they have made it through the wast.
Notch and his boys gave this pride so much trouble we thought the boys will be kill or some of the young females, up to now they have se-verve a lot of difficulties from crossing the river risking crocks attack and having more encounters with nomadic males towards Rongai and many other prides such as Olkiombo pride with there Three males who are very powerful.
The pride have finally separated into three groups one with little cubs, one group still running away from notch and his boys, and young males have move away from the protection of there mums hope they can sail through its tough but that is life with lions.
Snuggle tooth is still missing hope he is a live somewhere in the mara serengeti.
Looking into Notch and his pride we now agree this is the best collation of males we had ever experience in the mara.
Notch and his five boys had taken over two prides so far with lost of cubs born under there rign love it so much.
ONE OF NOTCH BOYS.
With the drought problems in the country Notch and his two prides the paradise pride, and Ridge pride, the reason being they are both in the middle of both prides at mara river.
The future of this prides will always depend on Notch and his boys though Notch is very old now it will be had for him to compete with his growing sons Notch will go down to the bottom of the high ricky very soon if not started going down hill.
We all love notch the best of the best we had for a long time.
LTTLE NOTCH THINKING SOON I WILL RULE THIS KINGDOM.
We have followed the Girls for a while now got to know them and have the joy to be entertain by this beautiful predators.
As we look back Shakira have done a brilliant job raising this young cheetahs, she want through had ship from lions, to hyenas human activities and even some driver guides who does not understand wildlife behavior when she want to hunt.
All in we take our hurts, and bless Shakira for keeping her family safe, feed, most important train to be in-depended.
SHAKIRA LET THEM DO THE JOB.
We don't know exactly where she is Kenya or Tanzania however she is doing well and still together.
Cheetah have a lot of problems to make it, with such competition on the ground well I think when ever we see any thing threatening cheetah we should help to make sure they survive the next day.
Out in the field we Cheetah are the most scares, there habitat is also been taken away by people.
Growing in the mara I have seen big changers I just hope we can make some wise decitions in the long run.
After such a long drought in Kenya we thought this boys may not suvive the presure from the cattle human conflict.
He and his mate are well to let you all know I just took this
picture some hours ago to be prisis
I went to laikipia and some bad news went up there that one of the males in the marsh pride have been Kill by the maasai I went metal and did not know what to say just to go and see for my self.
ROMEO LOOKING AS COOL AS EVER YESTERDAY MORNING.
I then followed who was Killed by the cattle headsman last week, going around looking for some of the males I know in the area I have found who, the young males we call them normadics have been speard to death and his bother is looking very sorry below rhino ridge.
No good news for me when we loose any lion in park for the expence of cows I still believe its an accepteble for people to graze in the park at the same time kill the preditors in there own home area.
THE MALE ON THE LEFT LOST HIS LIFE AND JUST SOW THE OTHER SOME HOURS AGO.
The headache for the two males from the marsh pride is gone for a while since this young boys would have push them out of the pride.
However the future is still very had for our pride at the marsh since this large pride go in and out of the park in such of food.
The other good news is the formation of the MARA NOTH CONSERVANCY.
As much as we like to speed up things it will not happened in Africa, we still have to go the snail way to do things right.
When this happen the marsh pride will be at the best place ever and so many of the prides who live out side the park places like Aitong, The Gorge, and the list goes on.
Just to end the year with news updates of our wildlife in the mara this is Binti possing in the morning sun.
What have been going on with her life for the whole year.
BELOW BINTI FIGHTING HER MOTHER OLIVE ON A KILL MADE BY BINTI.
She end up taking the teritory of her mother Olive after such fights every now and then with Olive then being pregnat she took advatage of her and push her towards Olare orok crossing near Olkiombo airstrip.
Binti have become very close to my heart she is always near our camp Rekero most of the time while having my morning Breakfast she walk in-front to say hey.
We have seen her mate and she is very pregnant any time during Christmas she will bring some surprises to our world of wildlife with little babies.
We had made the effort to call the park rangers to close the Area for her and this will be good news when she need her private life for bring up a family on the banks of the talek river.
This time we eat like cheetahs on the move two hrs to homes and on the way try and see more Cats if possible.
10 min after we have wave Good bye to Jono and Dudu some one on the radio we have found the Boys.
Get ready bean bags, tripods, fully charge cameras on the road.
Yes this are honey boys under a balanitis tree in the middle of mara paradise plains all other animals are rested just eat yesterday I reckon.
Since we are under pressure to get to our next destination we are quick like any other departures in the maasai mara.
This boys still are power of cheetah wold in the mara we have not seen any males in the area to challenge them.
A few other cheetahs like Allana, long, Serena, among other girls have been seen in our area of reach.
A young female is about to give birth at Olkeju rongai near the Simiti crossing, among the news is new cubs have been seen with one of the Ridge pride females near Serena, and three of the females I sow day before members of the Ridge are all very heavy pregnant so a lot of babies are on the way in a week and month.
For those whore coming to mara in november you will have the best time every in the maasai mara the short rains are starting little one every where migration still in the mara it will be fantastic.
We got to move I said to my guest, to the marsh.
As we arrive like always this must be the best place to see wildlife at the same time, the diversity of wild life bird life, tourist etc.
Rakita and I are looking every behavior from cars to animals birds just find lions on trees.
The herd of Buffalos have cornered the pride this is Lisby and her sub adults cubs they have grown so well too.
Bibi in the middle of the mash and Red no where to be seen while white Eye was 600 mt way in save place bless her.
clawed and Romeo were under a tree resting living all the work to the girls great boys just like us some time.
The mash was action after the other this office is the best love it all the way every min and sec I spend our there.
I left them in safe trees and wish them the best of luck as always I cant wait to see them again.
We are waking up at 6 am and let us meet in the car by 6:30 right.
As we look around fist is the numbers of wildbeest in the mara I thought they have left but when I look over the conservancy Rhino ridge, below look out full to the top, The migration will be late going back to Serengeti.
Min after a long scan we sow 7 of the ridge pride well feed and looking sad I think still thinking one day Dady will be with us Snugle tooth.
I push on to look for the next king Notch but with the number of pictures the Guest are taking I gave up on Notch its self, any one on the pride will make my day i am living the next day to rekero home.
A few min later one of our guids call me on the radio the crossing had started thousand are getting to the river run.
Just in time when I started the car Rakita Our spotter said to me stop there is a snake over there.
This was a spitting Cobra we finally Id.
So much to see in the mara, wait for the next hour.
My main talent is guiding and it will always be guiding for the rest of my life, I believe strongly in passing knowledge on to others. I am married to Ann and we are blessed with 5 children all working
hard at school in Narok and in Nakuru. They may
have an interest in tourism but we can never predict we just hope like any other parent.