Reporting Date: 04/10/2011.
It seems over the last one month the lions of Mara have been developing a new character trait of climbing trees. Maybe one of the reasons could be an increase in population of buffalo and elephants in the reserve.
Peter and his two guests were watching a herd of buffalo that were grazing along a lugga when suddenly a lioness was flushed out by some of the buffalo. The lioness walked towards one of the nearby trees and to his guests suprise she started climbing the tree. As she climbed up she kept on moving from branch to branch as though looking for the best view. After enjoying the aerial view the tree offered she decided to take a rest on one of the thick branches.
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Reporting Date: 1/10/2011
About a fortnight ago, Daniel and his guests watched a lioness 'playing hide and seek' with her two cubs. The lioness climbed a tree while her three cubs seatchded for her under the tree. Ferdinand and his guests, while on a Full Day excursionn in the reserve observed the same mother lioness resting up a 'sausage tree' (Kigelia africana), only this time the cubs were not in sight. Tree-climbing lions are not very common. While cubs climb trees for fun, adult lions rarely do in nature. It is believed that lions climb trees to get away from tsetse flies or to enjoy a cool breeze.
Tree-climbing lions are more often seen in Lake Manyara National Park than in any other National Park in africa. Uganda is also known for its tree-climbing lions.
NB: * = Same animals seen by different rangers
Reporting Date: 30.09.2011.
Cheetah's are mostly active at dawn and dusk and prefer spending most of their day resting. They like hunting gazelles and smaller antelopes which forage in open grassy plains.
Alex and his four guests were having a very successfull day game viewing in the Masai mara game reserve. As they were driving back towards the camp they saw a cheetah running as fast as its long legs could carry it on a distant plain. On arrival they were very anxious to see what the chase was all about and to everyone's suprise it was a baby Thompson gazelle. It took a while before the cheetah could finally enjoy its early dinner because the young tommy was full of life!!
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