Leopards in Kenya, video


This video from Kenya says about itself:

Evasive leopards of the Maasai Mara

18 January 2018

Just a short highlight showing the most seen and famous leopards of the Mara, showing their beauty, speed and skill.

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Hyenas and lion in Africa


This video from Maasai Mara national park in Kenya says about itself:

When hyenas see a male lion

3 January 2018

Amazing sighting showing yet again how feared a male lion is, and this one is just a young juvenile lion.

Also featuring hippos and jackals.

Lion tries not to get wet


This video from Maasai Mara in Kenya says about itself:

Male lion hilariously trying not to get his paws wet

19 nov. 2017

Clearly this lion knows nothing about physics nor was he thinking ahead!! He jumped into position to quench his thirst. Then he realized when he finished drinking that it was going to be a problem to get back without getting his feet wet in the puddle he had avoided in jump stretching into position in the first place. Hilarious!! He looked very embarrassed slinking off afterwards.

White giraffes seen in Kenya


Young white giraffe, 'normal' giraffe and white giraffe mother. Photo by Hirola Conservation Programme

From the Hirola Conservation Programme blog in Kenya:

Sunday, 06 August 2017 12:58

ANOTHER WHITE (LEUCISTIC) GIRAFFE SIGHTING IN THE HIROLA’S RANGE!

Early june this year, reports of a white baby giraffe and its mother were reported to us by the rangers who got the report from one of the villagers adjacent to the Ishaqbini conservancy. We hurriedly headed to the scene as soon as we got the news. And lo! There, right in front of us, was the so hyped ‘white giraffe’ of Ishaqbini conservancy! They were so close and extremely calm and seemed not disturbed by our presence. The mother kept pacing back and forth a few yards in front of us while signalling the baby giraffe to hide behind the bushes – a characteristic of most wildlife mothers in the wild to prevent the predation of their young.

While observing the magnificent long-necked animal looking at us, I could not but help see the fading reticulates on their skin! It was evident that the coloration especially on the mother giraffe was not as conspicuous as on the baby. The question that lingered in my mind was if the fading on the skin was something that happened at birth or thereafter in the adult giraffe life? This is because the baby giraffe had very conspicuous reticulates but with a small tinge of the white coloration that seemed to continue fading away leaving the baby white as it approaches adulthood.

White giraffe sightings or leucistic giraffe as they are better known have become more frequent and common nowadays. In fact, the only two known sightings have been made in Kenya and Tanzania. The very first reports of a white giraffe in the wild was reported in January 2016 in Tarangire National park, Tanzania; a second sighting was again reported in March 2016 in Ishaqbini conservancy, Garissa county, Kenya.

As a matter of fact, these sightings have become a common occurrence in the hirola’s geographic range that the communities in these areas (especially within our conservancies) have become so excited to a point where everybody has been participating in reporting the sighting of these magnificent animals! But the question that lingers in the minds of many is, is the giraffe white or what’s up with its coloration? Experts have explained that the condition is known as leucism, which results in the partial loss of the pigmentation of the giraffe’s original color. In this very sighting, in Ishaqbini, there was a mother and a juvenile. The communities within Ishaqbini have mixed reactions to the sighting of this leucistic giraffe and most of the elders report that they have never seen this before. ‘This is new to us” says Bashir one of the community rangers who alerted us when they sighted the white giraffe. “I remember when I was a kid, we never saw them” he added. “It must be very recent and we are not sure what is causing it” he said.

An extremely rare white giraffe and her baby calf were spotted in Kenya.

Impala between wild dogs and angry hippo


This video from Maasai Mara national park in Kenya says about itself:

Impala stuck between an angry hippo and wild dogs

7 September 2017

Well, believe it or not, the stand-off lasted until after dark. The dogs gave up and the impala emerged from the water unscathed, joining his herd for the night.

Impala escapes from crocodile


This video from Maasai Mara national park in Kenya says about itself:

12 September 2017

Impala miraculously escapes from the deadly jaws of a crocodile.