Tuesday, 24 March 2009



Once again Shakira and her cubs had come back to topi plains with her girls really good new for her and us.
Every time she is out we all hold our breath and wish her the best that inlude every night out there with lions and hyenas.
The girls are now are looking good Shakira is doing the best Job for all of us in the mara if I think of the training of hrs, days, and months she had to give to Moja, Mbili, and Tatu.

Old friend Bella.

Now time has pass we have not see our friend any where or from any other safari guides I hate to say this but I think Bella is no longer with us in the fisical world.
Having spend time looking for her and the conditions she was after our Big Cat live she is not any where to be seen in every part of her territory any  more, we see other leopards or Olive some time Ayah but the Queen of the Talek River has not been found for a few months now, whenever your Bella Rest in peace.
One of the small Boys from the Marsh pride.

Although the Drought is had in most part of the country one good news for our Cats is the game had come back to the park zebras, wildebeest are here in great numbers.
The Mash pride with a lot of stragle last month are now doing very well I mean every where you look from the bila shaka to the marsh area is just full of wildlife.
This also inlude the Mighty Elephants, to Little Dragon fly is what make this place a true paradise.
The rains are hear for those who are planing to visit the mara expect to push and have fun in the mud ha.

More news on the J5.
Warm Regards Jackson Looseyia.


Colugo said...

I guess it was only time befor Bella no longer waled her territory along the Talek river. As you know, she was my favourite cat and I was lucky enough to spend 4 years filming her for Big Cat. It turns out I was luckier than I knew as I witnessed her raising her last successful litter which produced Chui to adulthood.

She has left such a legacy in the area and will always have a special place in my heart.

I hope you are well and that we work together again soon.
Best Wishes

Mama Duma said...

Jambo Jackson
Many thanks for your recent updates and photos.
Great news that Shakira is back and the cubs looking good but sad news that Bella still hasn't been seen. The Queen of the Talek River will indeed be missed. RIP.
With love
Mama Duma

ilovecheetahs said...

Hi Jackson
Great news that Shakira and her girls are fit and well. What a great Mum she is.
Sounds like food is plentiful for the Marsh Pride as well!

I am so sad to hear that Bella has probably passed on. She was a beautiful and courageous Mother too. Have there been any sightings of her son, Chui? It would be so nice to hear that he was alive and well.

RIP Bella, Queen of the Talek River.

BigKateLive said...

Hi Jackson

Thanks again for your updates. Great to hear Shakira and her girls are still ok.

I have to admit, I shed a tear for Bella. I know she was old but it feels like losing an old friend. She was a beautiful cat.

Thanks for letting us know.

Anonymous said...

Jambo Jackson!
Great news about Shakira and the Marsh Pride - fantastic photos!!
Sad news about Bella though, even if she was old. she has left a fantastic legacy though hasn't she?
Take care
Apesey x

Xavier Van der Veken said...

Jambo Jackson,
Good news about Shakira and the Marsh pride.
Sorry to hear that Bella has moved to the great savanna in the sky but what a legacy she has left us. RIP girl.

Little Lisa said...

Dear Jackson

Wonderful news that Shakira and cubs are doing well, I admire her bravery and tenacity so much. Also, glad to hear that the Marsh clan are able to get a good meal at last.

Poor Bella, she will be remembered for her hunting prowess as well as her excellent mothering skills and grace and beauty. However, she will live on in her daughter olive, son Chui and subsequent generations. With genes like those they will be outstanding leopards. Bella I salute you!

Best regards to all

Little lISA

littlewid said...

Jambo Jackson
I am so sad to hear that Bella is no longer with us. She was an amazing mum to Chui & Olive and just such a special cat. God Bless her. Rest easy & Sleep Peacefully Bella -x-

Glad to hear that the Marsh Pride are doing well and that Shakira, Moja, Mbili & Tatu are all doing well.

Lovely pictures once again Jackson and look forward to news of the Jackson5.

I too would love more info on Chui if possible, he was such a mummys boy bless him, it would be great to know he is doing ok.

Take care Jackson

Whitestarling said...

Jambo Jackson
Such sad news about Bela, she was a really special Cat, and she will be really missed by a lot of us.
Still great new on Shakira, and the kids she has done a wonderful job, thanks for the updates Jackson
tutaonana Mungu akipenda Bela

M said...

Hi Jackson
As everyone esle has said- brilliant news about Shakira and her little ones. It's great to know they are back, in good health and doing well.
Most distressing news about Bella though- I know that nothing/no-one lives forever but it doesn't make it any easier to deal with when it finally happens.

May she rest in peace and watch over the plains and her legacy with pride.

It is also great to hear that the Marsh Pride are regainig their footing and recovering from their struggle.

Many thanks for keeping us up to date with all the goings on- it's a real lifeline

many thanks
stay blessed

littletoto said...

Hi Jackson, thanks for the update.

Very sad news about Bella who was without doubt my favourite ever leopard. I hope if the end has come that it was peaceful for her. I will never forget the Queen of the Talek - the most supreme hunter and wonderful mum. As others have said, her legacy will live on in Olive, Chui, Ayah, Binti and Kali - and what a legacy.

Rest in peace beautiful Bella xx

Great news re Shakira and the Marsh pride. I'm so happy to know that they are all doing so well.

Looking forward to hearing the news of the J5 - I have been wondering about Binti.

Take care Jackson.

Little Toto x


Jambo Jackson,

we all cheer for Shakira succeed rising up her 3 girls. it is always a blessing news to hear that she is fine.

Bella was really a tough leopard. And she has performed fantastically providing the successful generations of leopards she has left in the Talek area, so let's thank her for the great job and admire her legacy and keep good memories of the stories about herself, Chui and Olive.

All the best,
Cassio & Alessandra.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jackson,
its good to hear that shakira is doing well!

im realy sorry to hear about Bella, she will be greatly missed.

R.I.P Bella