Birdwatching in Kenya, video


This 20 November 2018 video says about itself:

Kenya is full of amazing wildlife—giraffes and elephants, ostriches and hornbills. Cornell senior Sarah Toner visited last spring to film and record the abundant wildlife, and to witness field research in progress. Sarah first came to Cornell as part of our Young Birders Event in 2013.

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Black rhinos, lions, elephants three-way standoff


This 27 September 2018 video says about itself:

Who would win a fight between a pride of lions, a herd of elephants, and a pair of black rhinoceroses? The answer may surprise you. A Safari Live crew happened upon such a scene while filming in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Kenyans from lion hunters to lion conservationists


This 3 September 2018 video says about itself:

These Warriors Once Hunted Lions—Now They Protect Them | National Geographic

In Kenya, the Samburu warriors are taking the knowledge they used in the past to hunt lions and working today to save them. Through a program called Warrior Watch, launched by the Ewaso Lions conservation group, the Samburu are working within their local communities to protect livestock and promote coexistence between people and lions.

Kenyan Grevy’s zebras threatened by lions?


This 2013 video says about itself:

Grevy’s Zebra Conservation in Kenya

A short documentary about conserving the Grevy’s Zebra featuring the work of Belinda Low and the Grevy’s Zebra Trust.

From the Wildlife Conservation Society:

Are vulnerable lions eating endangered zebras?

New study looks at whether a recovering predator is causing another species to decline

August 31, 2018

Are Laikipia’s recovering lions turning to endangered Grevy’s zebras (Equus grevyi) for their next meal?

That’s what a team of researchers led by WCS and WWF set out to discover — whether the comeback of a top predator — in this case lions in Laikipa County, Kenya — were recovering at the expense of Grevy’s zebras, which number only around 2,680 individuals with half of those living in Laikipia.

In recent years, lion numbers have slowly recovered in this region as livestock ranching — which commonly practiced shooting or poisoning lions — has given way to wildlife tourism. Lions (Panthera leo) are classified as Threatened by IUCN.

Publishing their results in the journal PLOS ONE, the team used satellite telemetry to track the movements of both lions and zebras.

The team found that lions preyed on both Grevy’s and plains zebras (Equus quagga) far less than expected. Their data showed that the population of Grevy’s zebra populations may in fact be stabilizing with recruitment into the population tripling since 2004.

The researchers did conclude that competitive displacement by livestock and interference competition for grass from plains zebras, which are 22 times more abundant than Grevy’s, are most likely the predominant threat to Grevy’s zebras’ recovery.

Kenyan athlete wins race on one shoe


This 30 August 2018 video says about itself:

One Shoe Wonder Battles to Photo Finish in Men’s Steeplechase!

The men’s Diamond League steeplechase final featured a photo finish between Soufiane El Bakkali and Conseslus Kipruto. Kipruto lost a shoe mid race!

Kenyan Kipruto lost one shoe because another participant had kicked it out.

It reminds me of a Dutch children’s song.

This is a video of the song ‘De boer had maar ene schoen’, the farmer had just one shoe.

However, the farmer in that song did not have just one shoe because someone had kicked it out, but because he was poor.

And the song says that one shoe was not enough for the farmer. However, at least today, it was enough for Conseslus Kipruto.

Saving cattle, lion lives in Kenya


This video says about itself:

The Lion Chaser: The Invention That Changed Farming in Kenya | BBC Innovators | Earth Unplugged

22 August 2018

Richard Turere was just 11 when he came up with a way of stopping lions from killing his cows and goats. His Lion Lights became a global success and this young Masaai boy became an African superstar.

But what happened when the spotlight disappeared? We returned to Kenya to find out what happened to the child prodigy.