The Cat Report: January 6-12

SABI SAND

(Hosana having himself a nap, Photo Credit: Edward, safariLIVE, Djuma)

January 7

Hosana was found near the tree where he placed his kill. The kill, however, was not there anymore and poor Hosana seemed quite confused by its absence. Some other animal must have taken it while he was absent. Hosana then moved off into the bush, wading through the grass and smelling trees along the way. He stopped for a drink before settling down and grooming himself before getting sleepy.

(Thandi peeking out through the bush, Photo Credit: Janine, safariLIVE, Djuma).

Jan 11

Thandi continues to play the part of a beleaguered parent to her mischievous little cub. She was lying flat today, while her cub meandered around the den site. Her cub played on a tree for a bit, running around it and descending it while her mother looked on. A kill lay nearby but neither of the two appeared interested in it. The cub tried to suckle but Thandi shooed her away, possibly wanting some time to herself. Thandi looks quite tired, owing to her super energetic cub who continued to play close by.

In the evening, they were found again, this time with a fresh kill. Thandi had an impala head tucked in her jaws. She called out to her cub and the two disappeared with the head into the brush. They were later found again, drinking from an algae strewn pool in a cute display.

(Shadow with her cub as they prowl through the brush, Photo Credit: Roshni, safariLIVE, Djuma).

Jan 11

Shadow was found with her cub, Not Barbara, as they moved together through the brush. They moved close to each other as they stalked in a pair. It was wonderful to see the two together.

(Not Barbara resting on a termite mound, Photo Credit: Ann, safariLIVE, Djuma).

Jan 8

Shadow’s female daughter made a surprise appearance, walking near a gulley. WE lost sight of her for sometime, before she re-appeared amidst the trees nearby. She went flat on a termite mound and remained so for the duration of the sighting.

Jan 11

Not Barbara was spotted again with her mother, Shadow. They were prowling together in a mother and daughter moment.

(The Styx Pride on the move, Photo Credit: That Wild Guy, safariLIVE, Djuma).

Jan 11

The Styx Pride was spotted walking down the road. Trailing behind them were three of the Birmingham Boys: Nsuku, Nhena, and Tinyo. The two groups moved together down the road, heading for a nearby dam.

MAASAI MARA

(The Five Musketeers marking their territory, Photo Credit: MaryAnn, safariLIVE, Maasai Mara).

Jan 10

The musketeers were on the move, gracefully striding across the grassland plains. They briefly had a rest on a termite mound before rising again and striding forth. Spotting some topi in the distance, the group jogged after them but gave up and wandered off. However, they returned sometime later and settled into the bushes with their eyes on the topi, watching them intently.

The group was found again in the exact same spot, still hunched down in the bushes. Unfortunately, they had not hunted yet.

(The Maji Machafu female sitting alone in the grass, Photo Credit: Lyss, safariLIVE, Maasai Mara).

Jan 11

The Maji Machafu female was found sitting alone in the grass. Her subadult male cub was not present with her. She then rose and was on the move after sometime, stalking across the plains by herself.

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