Sunday, 30 November 2008

Olive a wonderful mother

Hi all,
I finally sow Olive one of  the Jackson Five after a few days in the office its was easy to see most our Big Cats except the Leopards.
I love this Cats even though its difficalt to see them once you see them trully it the most rewarding of.
John one of senior Guides call me on the radio "Jackson do you read me over " yes reading you loud and clear "I have just found a Olive she have kill a baby Impala" ok sawa will see you later I said.

Then John Kaelo call me a gain in twenty mins please dont come she has left been fighting with Hyanas and she have gone in to real thick bush ok I will try later in the evening.
Olive is really is a good mother she kept the other helf of the baby Impala for her cubs after all the trable she had from the Hyana she did not finish up the caucus though it was just too small for the rest.
I then said late when every thing is nice and calm I will try and see Olive, Sure enough there she was on her own not a any body around her just peaceful. 
She a loud me to follow her for more than 500 Mts away while she took the kill to Kali and Aya. 
Over the night it rained up river so Olive was surprise to see so much water on the Talek River mm what to do cubs on the other side of the river.
I waited to see what will happen but it was getting late and I have to go back home but what a nice evening I had today the mara is full of surprises there is no office better for me than this one its unique.
More news on the rest coming soon.
Salaams Jackson. 

Red on alert

What a great Powerful lioness.
Salaams Jackson 

Saturday, 29 November 2008

The Mash Pride

The Mash pride is just doing wanderfull from what I can see today healthy as it can be.
White Eye, Red, Bibi tother with their cubs are all happy although not enough food  for the lions this time of the year.
The food is very scars but they kill a Buffalo last week a very risky business which sometime end up loosing members of the pride but it was a very successful hunt and that is why everyone is looking healthy and happy.

The cubs wanted some food though and the only animal they can stock was a Waterbuck and a few old bull Buffaloes around the swamp.

The rest of the pride was not any where to been seen but you know this a large area you need to travel most of the day before any one can locate all the members of the pride, Romeo, and three Graces are some how elusive.

Last I found Clowed on the second bilasahaka lagger on his own where his brother is I don't know, may be not far from here I presim.
The two Boys were also lucky last week they found a dead Eli and for a week they did not deed to compete with the rest of the pride or depend on there wifes to cook it was just party time, Look at this boys body well feed ha.

I was so happy to meet again with our friends while I was there no one can tell what is going though me it was just me and them in the mash area in the heat of the day.
Red was on a alert the whole time looking for any opportunity to hunt even in the middle of the day what  a good mother Red and Bibi are I just love it.
This were the members 4 lioness, 5 male cubs, and 4 females cubs together and Clawed on his own about 3 kilometers away.
Asanti sana Jackson looseyia. 

Friday, 28 November 2008

Habari ya asubuhi,
I spent the afternoon thinking about Simbas how there doing when every thing is looking good for the grazers I gues they must be stragling big time.
I head up towards the ridge looking fro Simbas.
The first Simba I came across was Sala and Cheza younger brothers. 
Look at this large cat remember in Big Cat Diery how little this boy was when Simon was filming the Ridge pride and now?

The mara is a rich place with Game full of other animals at this time of the year we have a lot of Elephants warthogs,Impalas, Tops, Gazelles,and Hippos because the vegetation is so green.
The Buffallos are in exalent condition too now there is little copition from the big heads of Gnus and Zebs. 
From now until the next migriation our Larger cats will have little choise for food this will lead to a lot of death for some cubs.

Now most of the members of the ridge pride have split just to make it to  the next few month it will be taff. Like this mother of two I found her hunting wathogs but no succes may be tomorrow this little cubs need food soon other wise it will be bad news for the family.

At the end I did not make to the mash lot to see in one day I must go back and have a bush shawer.
more update soon.

Salaams Jackson Loseyia.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

This morning in the office

Dear all, 
The mara is looking good after the short rains its so green,
Our Friends are well I have just visited Shakira this morning and her girls just going strong.

There is no sighn for the Jackson 5 last week they came into camp calling all ningt the staff had trable sleeping.
I m sure I will see them in the next few days on the talek river.
And you can see my last short of her before I went off for a few days.

Last today is the Honey Brothers also doing just well cousing so much trable all over the place however some one has to put them in order gues who?
The hyanes resently chase this boys a long way and at the end one went up a tree for 40 mins as the hyanes waited under.
But at the end the super hunter gave up and left the boy a lone while the two brothers waited in long grass for their brother to come down from a Gardenia tree.

Thursday, 13 November 2008


Dear all,
I m still traveling in England since the 8th of November I do get news of the Masai Mara almost every day which is raining raining ooh cant wait to be back home lost of flowers with green lush grass.
Before I came to England I visited Ngosuani school to distribute book and other materials donated by the BBC which was appreciated by the school community.
There is a big difference between my office and this office I m sitting on at Bristol BBC Natural History unit my office at home in the Mra is worm and large with stunning views.
What is nice here is all my friends who made Big Cat live in the Mara we lough and joke just lovely to see each of them in there own home undestanding where their coming from.
I now have two days before I go home Kenya as soon as get there I will let you about our dear friends especially Shakira and the girls.
Until then Good bye and see you soon in the warm climate
Salaam Jackson

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Taarifa ya maasai mara


I have been out guiding recently in my large office and here is the news from our Masai mara a long side the Big cats.
We have had rain for just a short period now and it's green with a lot of young animals being born and birds...., its baby time!

The short rains have made some of the grazers come back from their long journey, which is good news for our big cats especially the lions.

In the last week the marsh pride has had it rough but they are back together again apart from Claud and Romeo who are still no where to be seen. White eye has still not accepted the three Grace's, I think they will have to start their new life without the help of large pride.

Notch's club is going well on the other side of the river, though still not ready to come back since some of the wildebeest are in the conservancy...., so no hurry to be back to the paradise plains.

Now Shakira is still trailing a long the danger zone, the day before yesterday she just manage to get away from two groups of lions...., not fun but she got out danger safely...phew. She has not moved far from where she has been in the last two weeks, may be she will start the long journey soon, to where we dont know.

The little girls are doing well, they've grown a lot and soon they will be free from the obvious dangers, hyenas and lions. In one more week I will be happy, but where she is now is the real predators home range, but let me say this 'go shakira go you can do it you did before girl'.

The 'Jackson Five' are performing like you would not believe, I have seen them hunting during the day, both Olive and Binti.
Last week we saw Kali being chased by his father Big Boy, Kali is technically out of real threat from his Papa Big boy, who is at least 10 years old, so for him to catch a young boy he's got to be young and fast.
So Kali is well, still with Ayah along side there mother Olive. (As you can see below, Kali trying to climb onto my car!)

I still don't know why Ayah has not left her mother, something I can't explain to any one..., let's just wait and see what happens.

Binti is specializing in hunting young warthogs which is not all that safe, she has got a really bad wound from the hog on her side, but having looked at her I can not see a problem, she will be ok.

Our other wildlife are thriving, the hyenas are happy since the arrival of the young Topi, as soon as the Topi calves are as fast as their parents then trouble will start because of the competion they will have with lions.

Jackals too are growing well..., just too much to fit all my words into this place,.... the thomson gazelles and impalas are breeding so lost of food for the little pups.
I have even seen on recent drives Bat eared foxes with babies,  i tell you there is so much happening in the Masai mara with wildlife I can't tell you enough!!

Finally, I'm heading home and off travelling for one month, during this period i will be quiet until November 26th when I return to my large office. If there is any news my colleages will let me know.
In the next few days I will tell you what is happening in my village and the local schools. I hope to visit Ngousani Primary School which was featured on Big Cat LIVE to drop some materials kindly donated by the BBC.

Kwaherini wote and see you soon!

your rafiki Jackson looseyia.