Reporting Date: 14th March 2012
The hippo pool at Mara river.
The level of the water in the Mara river has gone down tremendously in recent days forcing the hippos to look for the few deeper stretches available. Here they would congregate in large numbers. On this day, about 500 individuals were seen at about mid-day. Normally each group of hippo occupies a favorite part of the river as their home range and territory and would defend it from intruders but circumstances have forced them to come together and share resources. At night they move out to graze silently on the grasslands surrounding the rivers but come back to the pool during the day where the males would be herd making deep laughter-like noises.
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Reporting Date: 12.03.2012
. Hyenas of Lamai plains.
In the middle of the vast Lamai plains there exist a water-hole which is used by a clan of about 70 hyenas who have made the surroundings their home. On hot days some of these hyenas would be found lying down in the water-hole to cool off. It is also around this water-hole that they would ambush some animals coming to quench their thirst. Sometimes when a pride of lions that roams the area come to the water-hole and stay put for days, the hyenas give way.
Reporting Date: 10.03.2012
Walking by the water-hole.
Ranger Godson came upon some two lionesses patrolling some water-hole on the Lamai grasslands at about mid-day.This is usually the time when grazers come to drink in this place. This two lionesses were strategically walking on both sides of the water-hole with an aim of spotting any potential prey. Unfortunately, the prey had seen them earlier and got scattered away.
Reporting Date: 08.03.2012
A large group of zebras are sometimes found in the area near our camp. they are some of the main herbivores of the serengeti grasslands. About 1000 of these animals have been roaming the area near the camp, but when there are predators around, they disappear for a while. The type of zebras that occur in the serengeti and mara ecosystem is the common zebra.
Reporting Date: 06.03.2012
Browsers of Serengeti.
The masai giraffes are a common feature on our game drives. Usually they see us long before we see them as their height enables them to do that.They are the tallest browsers (Feeding on leaves) of the serengeti bushlands. Their finger-like tongue enables them to grasp softer twigs off the trees and shrubs.On this particular day, they were the first animals we came across on our game drive.There are different races but the same type of Giraffe in east africa, but the serengeti one is known as the masai giraffe.
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