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Another Cheetah Mum in the Mara . . . .

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Post  Doogs on Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:03 pm

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Post  Laikipia on Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:51 am

Oh my word, what wonderful news and lovely photos. I hope they stay safe.

Thanks for sharing Doogs, a real for today.

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Post  WMTravellers on Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:46 pm

Very cute! flower
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Post  whitestarling on Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:22 pm

http://i73.servimg.c The more Cheetah Cubs for Africa the better, some lovely photos of the 5 Cubs feeding, as Lai says fingers X they all survive

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Post  Doogs on Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:18 pm

From Mara Meru Cheetah Project FB Page :-

Great News from the Mara - one more female has cubs! We spotted Dustanka yesterday in the Triangle with five healthy cubs. She caught reedbuck for her 2-months old cubs.

At this age, cubs follow mothers and cover large distances. When the family rests under the shade or on a termite mound, mother keeps an eye on the surrounding environment and listens attentively to all sounds to be ready to react to any possible threat or danger. When mothers leave for hunting, they go far from the place, where they leave cubs, so they will not interfere and will not be visible for the other predators. In case of danger, cubs produce long-distant call, which leads the mother back to her litter. Therefore, it is extremely important to keep a distance from the cubs at least 20 meters and switch off engine every time you are around a cheetah with cubs or cubs without a mother. Also give a way to a family which is passing by and do not follow animals. Please remember – human behavior indirectly might affect survival of a cheetah!

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Post  Doogs on Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:21 pm

Now I've also found this on Mara Triangle's FB Page and a bit confused, is this the same female (although she has a different name) - seems an awful coincidence !!! scratch scratch scratch scratch

"We currently have a cheetah with five cubs. The mother is called Kakenya and she used to hang out around Baghdad dam. While she was mating with a male in Oct 2012, her mate was attacked and killed by Oloololo pride male lion. Then she disappeared near the Tanzanian border, near Oldonyo Nasipa for several months before she possibly moved to Serengeti. Nice to have her back in the Mara Triangle, together with her wonderful cubs".

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Post  Laikipia on Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:10 pm

Confusing - but I guess different camps and guides may use different names.

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Post  WMTravellers on Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:08 pm

Yes Lai, that is probably the case. It's the same with bear viewing too, different bear viewing operators and even different guides with the same operator use different names for the same bears. It can me mightily confusing!
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