Migrant Birds and a generous donation

Migrant Birds and a generous donation

First I would like to thank a very kind person named Sonja P for making a donation toward conservation in our area. The money will go toward scouts that are currently assisting the neighboring community ranch to patrol their large area. We appreciate your generosity very much Sonja. Also we have had an influx of […]

Drought Sensitive Species Beginning to Return

Drought Sensitive Species Beginning to Return

In the drought of 2000/2001 the species that were hit the hardest in Laikipia were the following mammals: Warthog, Waterbuck, Hippo, and Buffalo. Since then it has been the warthogs that have sustained the best rebound with waterbuck following. Buffalo in our area have been greatly helped by larger herds that live south of us […]

21 WildDogs with Waterbuck Kill

21 WildDogs with Waterbuck Kill

On Nov. 13 th while on safari on the Ewaso Nyiro river we ran into 21 WildDogs hunting. They were in the process of harassing a group of four Waterbuck that seemed very frightened and stressed. The Waterbucks would run and then turn to face the dogs. The dogs would then back down and look […]

Lions Eat Our Camel

The elephants are back in large numbers and a week ago a group of them charged through our camel herd dispersing the camels in every direction. Then the rain came and our rangers couldn’t track them. They recovered half the herd but the other half ended up spending the night out. The next day all […]

Lions Eat Another Cow

One of our neighbours large bulls was killed and eaten on our property several days ago.  It appears to have been doing a little secret grazing in the evening when the lion got it.  This is the third lion loss for this particular neighbor in the past 4 months. We have notified the Laikipia Predator […]

Unidentified Young Snake

Unidentified Young Snake

Found this young snake under one of our flys the other day as we were taking down camp. Not such a great picture but if anyone has any ideas they would be greatly appreciated. I suppose this image may appear too small on the blog for IDing. Please write should a snake person out there […]

Snares on Tumaren

Snares on Tumaren

On October 12th we took the following photograph of one of our rangers, Mlio with all the snares that we have so far collected in 6 months of searching. Some of the snares are with small wire for smaller animals such as Dikdiks while others are enormous and intended for such things as buffalo and […]