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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A lot of people think “a grasshopper is just a grasshopper”. Not true. Look at the diversity of shapes and forms that grasshoppers can take in our immediate area:
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 […]
I eat meat and probably too much of it. I found this article in the New York Times rather alarming. I have always known about these issues but the implications for just slowing down our meat consumption (rather than quitting outright) are incredible with regard to greenhouse gas.
These guys were “necking” (a ritualized fight that male giraffe perform) before they started looking at me. such a great scene helps one to faze out all the tragedy that is unfolding now in Kenya.