By Will Knocker
It is said that Nairobi National Park has the greatest concentration of Maasai ostriches
anywhere & certainly it is a good place to observe & photograph these enormous,
ungainly but beautiful birds.
During the Long Rains, when there is plenty to eat, the birds get sexy & mate (see
Chicks hatch & a pair of ostriches might have up to 30 young in their nursery flock,
which are fiercely guarded by the parents.
Sadly ostrich chicks suffer very high mortality & only a few at most manage
to escape the attentions of predators.
In an Anthropecenic world, where there is very little space for ostriches
to freely breed & reproduce, aren’t we fortunate to have the Park as
an a sanctuary for ostriches, amongst many other forms of life?