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.