Saturday, 28 September 2013

Dear Friends, Well after a lot of silence I am now back to let you all know what is the Maasai Mara news, Two very big news and Sad Notch the king of Maasai Mara is still missing, I was guiding a well known wildlife photograph Andy Rouse for 2 weeks and Notch was on the Agenda, we did not found him even though I had refuse to accept he was not here any more I still had hope one day I will find him around the corner with his cubs as always, I so lots of cubs from Fig tree pride to Harmerkop pride, I went to find Olkeju rongai pride, Olkiombo and the river Pride Notch was no where to be found, that is when I started becoming sad indeed, We all new some day the old king will sleep, and head home to very large savanna, may he is there ?? I had From a few guides that the Park Rangers had found remains of a male Lion but if Solo was not there to prove to them that this is Notch it will be very diddicult for any one to tell it need some experts, especial when very little of him is on the ground, I still hope he is a life but my hope are running down quickly, in the wild I do not want to conclude and say its over this place is full of surprises, Just a few days ago while was parking my Mobile camp back to the store after such busy season Pius From rekero camp send me a text, OLIVE HAD BEEN FOUD DEAD KILLED BY HYENA, I got up quick get into my KAQ Toyta Head to Olkiombo area, it was beautiful morning the mara was full of wildebeest from Rhono Ridge to Double cross all heading to the east following the green grass after the rains, some how I was still thinking what had happen, I arrive to the Air Strip early when our Park Rangers are getting ready to receive there arrivals, I went to meet up with there Senior and ask if he can come with me to go and find out this news and what had had happen, He was a little hesitant and said oo may be your going to put the Internet the bad news of the predictor. I insist we have go now no more Q please, it had rain that day and the Talek crossing was sleepery but my Toyota prove to be great and no trouble crossing, 2 mins heading to the South east of Olkiombo we found Onesmas from Rekero and Solo the Ranger who new Olive the Star of Talek River, Every one was very sad very little hallow, we look at each other no words to discribes seeing Mama Olive still on the ground, no one could even touch find out what had happen to her, I was very sad indeed I had to look away very now and then just hid my wet eye from the other Gentlmen, some said to me then the Talek river will not be the Same without Olive the queen of stealth, Solo was very sad indeed I do not remember us say any thing, I quickly got glove and started to check her what had happen, I came to a congluton that she was Killed by Lions but just one lion, the super hunter had very large wounds on her head and we measured and found it was only lions had such power break her skull, I stood there when More cars arrive, some with guest and very upset guides from the Mara,and I help to load Mama Olive on the Back of the Pick up and still did not believe my eyes that Olive was not there any more, No one wave or said any thing every one went there way and say R.I.P QUEEN, This two stories had been very had for some like me who is with this animals every day, when they hunt, fight, take over Teritory play and groom there cubs, you name it, To all fans of Big Cats it's big Pole to you all and lest hope Bahati, or Saba will take Olive place but never the same again, Salaams,, Jackson Looseyia,

40 comments:

Mike Attwood said...

How very sad Jackson. I suppose it will come to us all one day.

becki-c said...

So sorry to hear about both Giants, the office will never be the same!

Hope to see more of your beautiful pictures posted soon!

Carol said...

Very sad to hear this news Jackson. I feel highly honoured that I was lucky enough to spend a few hours with Olive and Kali in 2009. A beautiful cat that will live on through her offspring. I feel that you have all suffered so much in recent weeks. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Carol xx

Norma Scott said...

I can't imagine how you and the other guides must feel Jackson. Those of us who had the opportunity to spend time with both of these incredible creatures are indeed saddened, but to live with them as closely as you all have is a huge loss as well as a great privilege. Thank you for introducing them to us and, through your observations and stories, sharing their lives with us. They will always live in our hearts.

Anonymous said...

Beautifully written, Jackson. Thank you for sharing your story about this beautiful legend.

Jackson Looseyia said...

Hi Norma,
Your right very had for us and we are bless to be sharing this office with all, every one who had been to the mara will have this experience with her or him for ever, like all species in the world, you have a say when ever things are wrongly done be in Africa or India and many other continent that have wildlife,

Asanti Sana
Jackson

Jackson Looseyia said...

Hi Carol,

I rember days I had with Binti she was like Garantee to see her in the morning and evening some times when I am taking my tea at rekero she will walk pass our camp, one day we got up looking for her and up to date I have not seen her, hope she had found a safe home some where,
Ever since I do not take any sighting for granted I treasure it,

Salaams
Jackson .

Jackson Looseyia said...

Hi Becki,
I know it's had, the good news is Olive let 7 beautiful leopards,
Notch left so many Lions I ven do not know how many by know lol

Jackson,

Shotyourself said...

Thanks Jackson, lets hope Notch is still alive somewhere in Mara.Olive will be missed alot too much people loved her.Are you going to post photos and news on this blog again?

Nuha said...

Jackson, I was crying all through while reading your post, same way when I read about white eye, red and lispy's death. It was very sad to read about Olive and to see her photo dead with the injuries that caused her death. What saddens me the most is the pain and agony she went through, God know how much her suffering lasted. God bless the Mara

Jackson Looseyia said...

Yes I will post photos soon in just two days

Jackson Looseyia said...

Yes Nuha God bless the Mara and Olive in the Larger savanna upstairs.

Jackson Looseyia said...

Hi Mike let's hope for Notch though I am almost giving up think he is gone Mike

Mara Fan said...

jambo jackson,
thank you so much for your detailed report .
we all which have the pleasure to meet Olive and Notch are shoked and so sad. the maasai mara will not be the same without both.OLIVE, our queen and NOTCH, our king never forgotten
christa röhricht

Anonymous said...

thanks Jackson for sharing,sorry for your deep loss.
kind regards Michael

Anonymous said...

thanks Jackson for sharing,sorry for your deep loss.
kind regards Michael

dianelionlover said...

Oh Jackson so heartbreaking reading your report and sensing your loss at least we know what happened to Olive, hope to know what has happened to Notch, still hoping he is out there somewhere...hope to see Notch's boys when I come to Rekero in November

Susan said...

Glad to have you back, wishing it had been with better news.

I think the loss of Olive is very sad, but I think we must remember the legacy of cubs she has left behind.

Be well friend,
Susan

Anonymous said...

So sad when heard that Olive had died and probably Notch too :(

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Wiesia said...

So heartbreaking to hear of Olive's tragic death. She was one of the Great leopards, leaving behind so many wonderful offspring, and an amazing legacy. She will continue to live in our thoughts, our hearts, and of course the Great Savannah in the sky. God bless Olive and the Masaai Mara, and also God Bless you Jackson. May your wonderful updates never end, I wish you strength in these sad times.
Love and Peace,
Wiesia xxx

Fiona Duthie said...

Am very sorry to hear about Olive's tragic death, also that Notch is still to be found. I have not been back to the Mara for 4 years now due to bad health, but I have been many times, staying at Governors. I have set my target to get better to return. However I am horrified to see on T.V. the number of Combis rushing around. Can anyone let me know when there is game about, but not so many jeeps. Many thanks.

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Vivian Reed said...

Yes this is all sad news Notch, Red, White Eye.. etc. Thank you Jackson for all your updates and hard work!

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