A Tale of Two Lionesses

By Will Knocker:

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2 lionesses patrolling the swamp below Hyena Dam….they have not eaten…

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A magnificent female lion, big & strong, but thin….

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Here she comes….

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Panting: it is hot; 11 am & she has just missed a warthog kill attempt….

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View through the windscreen: why do lions generally completely ignore vehicles?

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The second lioness, smaller & just healing from a shoulder wound, probably the result of an attack by a male

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Poor old girl: she will not survive long: no teeth……..

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Off they go (to cubs in the case of the big lioness?), tired & hungry……a lion’s life is not an easy one…..

Browse Rhinos in NNP

By Will Knocker:

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Yesterday was a super rhino day in NNP: this was the view from my breakfast room in the Silole Sanctuary on the edge of the Park.

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Behind the giraffe ‘gardeners’: 4 browse rhinos on the ridge (Somali Ridge) behind…..

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Then I found this lone bull a kilometer or so away……

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And then this cow on the edge of the Sosian Valley….

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And her calf…….

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Truly awesome animals, threatened by human ignorance & greed.

(Short)Wet Season in NNP

By Will Knocker:

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The township of Kitengela lit up by the sun…..from the park.

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Plains zebra; Ngong Hills behind.

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A large mob of zebra were grazing the lush grass of the Empakasi floodplain.

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The rangeland in the park is in excellent condition, with plenty of short-grass plain habitat & plenty of grass in reserve in the Acacia drepanalobium plains in the North of the Park, in what promises to be a dry year.

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The Plain in the City.

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