Reporting Date; 15th January 2012
The unusual meal
Ranger Jaffery and his guests today came across a hippo carcass along the banks of the mara river . They did not know the real cause of death of this large herbivorous animal which was being fed on by the vultures and hyenas. It was an unusual meal for the hyenas as most hippo carcasses are found in the rivers where the hyenas do not have access. At first the vultures waited around the carcass for the hyenas to open it from behind. Once they had opened enough space, they would go in to feed, then come out timidly to look around and chase off their fellow scavengers which are the vultures. Much later, the vultures took over when the hyenas had gotten their share.
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Reporting Date: 14.01.2012
At first glance, everybody thought it was a leopard on the tree, a few minutes later, it turned out to be a young female lion on a full belly. She was so unconcerned with our presence that she didn’t even move as we approached but simply took a look from up there. Normally it is the leopards that climb trees, either to relax or to hoist their kills, but this lion amazed everybody. The height of her position from the ground was about 10 meters. This rare sighting was just about six minutes into our game drive from the camp. She is part of the pride of about eight that inhabits the area near the camp.
Reporting Date: 12.01.201
The shy king.
The spotter of Kokan’s Vehicle Baraka, saw this male lion from a great distance and when they approached him in the open grasslands, he decided to walk away. The guests gave him a nickname of “the shy king”. It was like he had taken time off from his pride members to think about his kingdom and so he didn’t want any disturbance.
Reporting Date: 11.01.2012
The ostriches are common in the savannah grasslands where they will get nearly all the foodstuff they need, these range from insects, small reptiles, fruits and even plants. Usually they are polygamous birds whereby one male would own several females, but this day we found two males and two females, one is hidden by the grass . In the non-breeding season when the males plumage turns completely pink, this would not be the case.
Nearly everywhere in the northern Serengeti nowadays, herds of elephants have taken over the fields after the departure of the wildebeests back to the south. On this day, ranger Deus and his guests came upon a big herd feeding on some lush green grass. In the middle of the herd was a big tusker which took concern of the vehicle as she was the matriarch.
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