Still No Rain

Still No Rain

…but there is thunder tonight all around us and we are all eager for it to pour. All the dams in the area are dry and each afternoon the winds blow sand and dust into mini tornadoes. Depsite that our elephants are back and they usually only arrive back with us with the rains. Many […]

Jackal and Friends at the salt

Jackal and Friends at the salt

This Black-backed Jackal showed up at the salt last night. Still not an aardwolf but rather neat to see how inquisitive he was with the camera. Then in the morning these Zebra as well as a male Impala were at the salt. Later after it rains it will be interesting to contrast how many species […]

Potato Thief Photographed

Potato Thief Photographed

For days now we have noticed potatoes missing from our store and so we put into effect our crack surveilance system to catch the culprit.   Then we got a look at the thief’s face. The Potoato Thief is a Porcupine. A massive porcupine if your american or from the new world. New world porcupines […]

Genet Passing in The Night

Genet Passing in The Night

I haven’t managed to get much of anything too significant with the game camera since capturing the Bat-eared Fox images at the den. The game trails are harder to set up on, especially as this camera has a delay so that one needs to aim down the trail rather than across so to capture the […]

Zorilla Warfare

Zorilla Warfare

Hello all, this is Kerry. Last night our large dog came under attack from a very small but aggressive animal, the Zorilla. When bothered by another animal the Zorilla will growl and bark and fluff up its tail. If this does not drive the attacker away, the growling rises to a high pitched scream. The […]

Bat Eared Fox Pictures

Bat Eared Fox Pictures

It has been a while since our last post and many apologies all around. We have been in the states visiting my mum and buying some new toys. The following images were taken with one of those toys, a Moultrie game viewing camera. This was our first try and look at the results (it helps […]

Lion Dead

This sad (its actually not that sad – this was an old lion) but interesting story comes from Laurence Frank from the Laikipia Predator Project. The LPP is an excellent effort fighting hard on behalf of predators and looking deeper into the conflicts that humans and predators find themselves in, in our area. Please have […]

Birds of Laikipia

Birds of Laikipia

Here is a list of the birds of Tumaren. It can be used as a Bird List to Laikipia excluding only some of the more montane species that we don’t get east of the Ewaso Nyiro river and that might be found on the higher country on the Laikipia Plateau. I have never uploaded a […]

An Emerald For Theresa S

An Emerald For Theresa S

We at Tumaren would like to take this opportunity to present Theresa S with an emerald,, An emerald with legs that is.. We are very grateful for your donation Theresa and your help will go a long way toward conservation on the adjacent community land to Tumaren – We specifically want to do some snare […]