New antelope sp.recorded and cheetah too….

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 This report from Brian Finch on 13th September

Less than a few hundred metres from the entrance gate, a stocky
antelope walked out of the forest and walked slowly across the road
seemingly oblivious of me. I immediately recognised the animal as a
Red Duiker, all reddish, unmarked, a huge rounded backside and small
neckless head. The rump was a richer reddish-chestnut than the body. I
have certainly never encountered the species in the Park, and I have
never heard of a sighting in the Park. At home I checked up in
Williams, National Parks book, and there was no record listed in there
for Nairobi National Park. Has anyone even seen or heard of a record
from here? It would seem unlikely that KWS would have included this
species in their introductions scheme.

Meanwhile, yesterday (September 22nd) Paula Kahumbu spotted a lone cheetah, which she judged to be a female, near Masai Gate……but what happened to her cub?

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One Comment

  1. Carryl Edwards
    Posted September 23, 2009 at 5:09 am | Permalink

    I enjoyed the article. It looks like a chinese water deer. I’d like more info on the cheetah and cub? Was it the same cheetah that was photographed the day before? I really love your photos. More please. Carryl Edwards

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