Sunday, 10 May 2009

The Drought

Dear all 
I m gland to be back to you after a week, we are not far from opening our offices in the Mara.
I have been active and involve with a lot of meetings in mara how to safe our wildlife, And I had meet some very concerning issues in the office last month with our Dorobo trackers.

You do remember my big concern of a large pride near Enesikira Koyiaki well the news have been broken by some of my friends that 4  Lions Cubs have been kill by Nomadic pastrolist last month that was why I was so worried.
When I reported this matter to the relevants outhorities they said well some one had been there before me and they had address the problem with imediate effect.
In the mara we don't have to do any introductions of any lions or hyenas we have plenty and the movement of all speacies is very high, To answer one of our members, the other animals are as many as in the main magration zebras, wildebeest, among many other grazers.

The drought is not finish yet and we have a big risks this coming months of loosing some members of our prides due to cattle and wildlife conflicts if the rains had now gone until next year.

The members of Lions I will be more warred are the Marsh pride since they are very close to the boundaries of our local community lands.
You all now Red, Bibi, Lisbey and White eye this are some of the most active lions I know in the area without a doubt.
As I raise the red flag I m as well possitive the warden will deal with any problems agrassively as we are aproaching the high season.
Most of our guides will be in the offices work this is also a good sign we can all work together to make sure we had safe our prides.

At OOC Ron work very had in the same period to make sure the people who are new to the area do respect the Animals even when they are attacking the cows he worn the fight but not easy at all as very one want to safe its pier.

Jackson Looseyia.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

At Koyiaki


Dear All,
It has been a long time since Kali updates however its all for a good reason.
I went to visit Koyiaki guiding school for a few days on a possible film with the BBC last week I learn a lot with our super hunters Ndorobo.
Lead by Rakita ole Shololo sleeping under the stars, we are tracking almost every thing including gothering of honey at one stage.
I was so suprise to see very few lions in the area I did wander what happend to a large pride which use to be hear I ask.
Kores look head to my eyes and I said what??
'' I had hanted in this area sleep at this place for many year I have not experince this before I had only two lions last night no hyenas or Jackals I dont know what is happening here Mr Looseyia.
We sleep one more day, I will make a judgment to you I said.
The following evening I went on really such no sign, on the grown, on the sky with vultures or on the water holes foot prints, I was so depress at the end may be some thing is happening hear Gentlemen I said.
We have to go out of this area said Rakita ok, to where senior.
We went to another area not to far about 30 min by road and we found everything we wanted 6 kills in one day was not bad not wetness but we found foot prints and we are very happy there but my mine don't go away from what might had happen to a pride I know of 15 lions???

On my way back to where my Guest Jane was spending night  I found a suprise for her, ''look I said lets get out of the car''.
I said if we all go out of business one animal will not A Dung Beetle I went a great length telling her what was happening at that moment we followed as it try several places to dig but It was go to take long at the same time I showed her the parasites flies following the beetle and this was our highlight of our day.

Our seven days are going fast where is the day gone I don't know we are finishing tomorrow.
We went together to Olkiombo Airstrip since I was also going to Nairobi for a three days meetings but before we left I meet with Paul and other Guides well tell me what is happening men, Well Kali is almost in-depended from mama and Binti still visit him more than the mother I wanted to be here in the mara to see this happening but we cannot do every thing some things will happen out of our sight and its ok too.


I then call KWS to make some appointment with miujisa Keepers and I got them all well I m coming tomorrow please let me come and see what is happening with my little girl.
I finaly went every early in the morning even before her keeper was there and then sat and wait for him to take me arround the place fist to the enclosure how is it going well we are waiting for the cement to haded so we can finish it up it is so large I m so happy for our little Girl Miujisa through her the other cheetah cubs will be in the same enclosure as her since they are now freinds.
I then went to she how all 4 of the are doing just great I must say well done you all for feeding this animals and keeping them safe good job.
While i was looking at them play I notice Miujisa is not happy about something then got a little close it was the lions in the next enclosure ooo this is why .
The keeper said she is very novers of lions and the lions as well know about it so when can you finish her home I will be unhappy too if I was her a few months a go she lost her mama and brothers to this large cats

Then I finish my day so well with my family yesterday but I m still very tied it will take me at list a week to be back on track.

Salaams to you all 

Jackson Looseyia.