The tall grass in the Mara is currently presenting a challenge to us in the field when looking for game. The grass is so tall in some places that it can reach 2.5mts! we normally experience such situation in April May and June after the long rain just before the wildebeests arrives. At the moment the animals in the reserve are only concentrated in certain places, mostly where the grass or drier ground. Due to this, the cats and other predators are facing a season of reduced food supply since the animals staying in such groups are more vigillant. Despite the above condition, we are having great sightings. We have been seeing Bahati, the leopard cub movong between the Talek and Olare-Orok rivers. this evening she gave us superb sighting, posing for us from the tree top at sunset.
The marsh pride is still split up. Joy is with her two subadult sons and five cubs, one of whihc is adopted. The four musketeers are still by Bila Shaka, now with Bibi and white eye the rest of the pride are on the border of the reserve. On a few occasions they have killed cows in the nearby villages. Romeo ahs dissapeared for sometimes now and we are worried he could have died. We saw Clawed recently, look better.
Cheetahs in the reserve are now very few and getting even difficult to find one. I heard this evening that Shingo’s male cubs were seen over lunch heading inot the park. I will report tomorrow when i see them
Below are pictures taken of sightings in the last few days: