Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Allana and her Cubs

Dear my Rafikis,
I just went out to see our Cats characters before we close 2008 and this is what I came a cross.
Allana the Mother with four cubs near musiara just on the Bila shaka lagger.

I was looking for Shakira and her cubs then I had information that she left the park to the east of leopard George heading to Aitong plains.
I wish her luck on this long safari out of the Park.

The Mash pride all together with lost of food around them although they straggle a bit for just before the wilderbeest and zebras turn up after the short rains.
Yesterday I so one of them where the rest are, I had they went out of the park east of Musiara Gate but they will be in mash may be today.

Notch Club are doing well as we expected now near main crossing with 6 females each of them have got a wife however I have not seen Notch on this side of the river, Sara send me a messege said she is with Notch mating on the Transmara area.
This boys are very large you just want to see them now the only thing is if the Serena pride have cubs it will be a problem they may loose them to Notch Club. The mass pride is fine the cubs are big now when never there is a threat one of the lioness will take them to live on the edge of the territory.

The leopards are at there best almost every day we have seen them near our camp on the Talek River, Kali have grown realy big even some of the people are making mistakes its one of the girls (Ayah or Binti).
Olive have live to be one of the best mother leopard have seen in the mara, She just kill a male Impala two days ago, all of them together feeding its like a christmas dinner.

I wish you all for a happy New Year.

Asanti Jackson Looseyia.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Honey Boys

In the morning we meet this boy with his brothers when I look at him coming towards me all of a sadden I thought of poor Shakira when they first meet.
Really intemidating to see one looking a bit cross let at all three she must have thought that is it kids?
The Honey boys are just as strong as ever covering all most help of the park I think its had for any other single of pair to with stand the power of this Young Strong boys.

Mary Christmas to you all.
Jackson Looseyia.

Thursday, 18 December 2008


Dear My Rafikis,
After a short safari with my son in my larger office I had to take my little boy back to the village.
At list we had some time together as father and son,
We spend more time together with rest of the family Ann my wife and Nailantei, Nekishon, Milanoi and little Lorian.
We did some working in hills arround our home this learning more things before they go back to school next month.
I tought them the eatdeble wild fruits from Carisa trees so call (Ilamuriak), Capea capensis fruits (Ilikisikonyenk) among many other souts and roots.
They need to know some of this things from an adult other wise they will start eating the roung things which will end up being a disaster.
I took the boy for whole day walk in the hills meeting a lot of neighbours elders and their wives together with kids looking after sheep and cows for families.
On our walk he also learn birds sounds, flowers, trees, and incects what a walk for him.

Then I left the family to joind my colleges in the office like going home I was just as exitedd to meet some of my friends and the fist one was Shakira and her cubs.
I think she is starting the head work to provide the cubs almost every day if not twice a day some food this girls are now grown so well.
Shakira was looking very thine and lean but healthy I m sure today she will hunt something.
My excitement was meeting a friend in the open plains of the maasai mara just wanderful ha.
The news of the J5 are good they have been seen near our camp at the talek river,just  at tea time yesterday looking at the river come out Olive opposite our camp hunting but the Black back jackals alarm every one and she did not succeeded on hunting any thing poor girl.
She have been seen in the area and almost every morning and evening what a relief to see this magnificent cant roaming freely a long the talek river.
Aya and Kali have been seen by our guides just a day before I came to camp all three together to every one amaizment just cant explain this beheviour of leopards together.
Paul our Big Cat Live spotter send me some intresting news of the two girls fighting together in the same territory they were born together, in this regards at least some independents is seen with Binti.
I wish you all a marry Christmas with your Families.
Very Best Jackson Looseyia.

Monday, 8 December 2008

Mara general news

Dear all,
In the last week we have been very busy in the maasai mara large office lots of good wildlife viewing with weather being the best.
My son Morris Kasana came to visit me after a school holiday he has been very lucky to have meet up with Shakira and her cubs.
We were lucky to see the fathers of Shakira cubs, the two boys lost one of there brothers to lions last year but still are very dominant over Honey boys though fewer in number.

Yesterday We spend a whole day with Olive and Binti which I m delighted to show my son the characters and how they perform in there natural world.
Olive made two kills in just a matter of a few min what a great hunter, more so for my little boy to see what I meant when I said  its so had to find and track this maridadi Cat.
He was also happy to have meet Simon King the man he have seen many time on big cat diary.

We then went to see the mash pride at musuara this to him was like meeting friends and he remembers them in last visit with all members of my family.
I just think as early as I cold introduce the news of my office to young people the better, the news will travel to the grassroots.
At the end which is today the young boy have seen 12 cheetahs, 6 leopards, and 34 lions, over 200 Elephants, 1 Rino, two groups of hyanas and many birds, and countless other mammals.
He things been very luck but I think we are bless to have shared the same experince together as father and son. 

I have not been able to track Top Notch and his club however the future of this boys is very bright in the a short while I think before long they will take over many prides not one it will be 4 or more.
A coalition of males this many have been seen in the Seregeti and not a lot in the maasai mara.
I m keeping my eyes and ears open for this club they will start looking for prides to take over and will not be surprise if they take over the mash pride because the two males are not looking strong not long before they are shone the door.

The clans of Hyaenas are also doing well a few activities with them too last week we found a dead hippo killed by another male while we watch who do come and clean it the vultures came first a alerting the other scavengers jackals and hyaenas.
Then a bit of politics started with two clans what a fight it went for hours right to the middle of the day we miss lunch and we observe which party wins the largest meal of the day.
Finally we left as darkness approaches but we came very early the next morning all we found was the skull and the back born.

Finally I m going home just before Christmas and come back after 6 days and I m sure will keep you updated before I live and if for some reason I have not posted any news it will not be long before I come back to my office.
Salaams Jackson Looseyia.

Sunday, 7 December 2008

news from the office

Cloued and Romeo have enjoyed  up and the pride have been specialize on killing young Elephants.

And the Girls are looking at a lion in a distance but
 they know exactly what to do, a day ago.

This is Olive a few min ago looking as strong as eve Simon is with her as I write now looking at her with a group and she looking to hunt any min.

Asanti sana Jackson 

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Dear all,
We have have been lucky again to see and to be with our large Cats this week and it going well.
The Mash pride have been lucky now just found a dead Elephant at the mash so they don't need to work had to catch there pray.
This is the second Elephant found dead in the area we have no idea why are they dying,  but as you may know the predators have more resistance from disease that kill hubevours being bacteria or some viruses.
Above is one of the young males looking into the future after a good meal he is under the protection of Red and Bibi what a powerful pride.

The real good news is Shakira Girls just look at them they have grown big in weeks really fun to see them again and again.
We know the Cheetah is an endanger species in the world but with this now having been through what they have, we have hope they will make it into the future in our maasai mara.
But this is an area full of larger predators which still can make the life of this wonderful family miserable.
Shakira bump into a lioness all what she needed to do is hunch her back to a lert the cubs I tell you this little cubs took of like a wind just too first for the lions to catch them ha go girls go.
Shakira has move a bit not too much but enough to put the cubs in a good test.

Now the other news is the Queen of the Talek Bella she made an appearance last week too going strong and she has recovered from the last injury so happy to see her again come back.
Although she is better without a doubt she is getting (mzee) meaning old however she is looking strong how glad I m to see her again you cant get enough of this magnificent Cat.
 That is for today well get you more news soon.

Very Best Jackson Looseyia