As far as I can judge, this is our last cheetah in NNP. I have seen him on & off for several years now:alone.
Even if she is a female, she has not had cubs all this time,presumably because of the lack of a mate.
All is not lost, though -NNP is now prime cheetah habitat-short grass plain-with plenty of gazelles & other mediun sized mammals available as prey. The story of the gnus -see below -must give us hope!
I hope you like this shot of yellow-billed oxpeckers (tickbirds) at home…….
NNP is full of wind-blown litter from the city.This graphically illustrates the risk to grazers……
Warthog are doing just fine & their numbers going up & up….
Competition with the cattle still in the park (though less than in previous months;many have died) is leading to stress. This poor old zebra mare, like many other old & diseased individuals will not survive.
NNP is astonishing in the diversity of it’s mammals, such as these Mountain reedbuck. Can a geneticist amongst our readers explain how our population of just 20 or so of this sp. has survived quite happily since the ’60′s without outside blood/genes?
The wildebeest are back. We have a population of approximately 900 now resident in the park:an excellent core population for the 120 square kilometres where thay are likely to have to live in the future….
A translocated oribi. Many sp. of mammals to be found in the NNP have been brought in from areas where they or their habitat are threatened….
You never know what you might see in the splendid Nairobi National Park: a wild leopard tortoise……