Chui Spotting…

By Will Knocker:


On sunday afternoon  I was at the Masai Gate (which borders on the Silole Sanctuary) when the KWS ranger on duty – Jackson ole Kuyioni- looked over my shoulder down towards the brodge over the Empakasi River…”Do you want to see a chui?” he asked in Kiswahili

“Look up in the big acacia!” Can you see the leopard here?


The binoculars revealed the cat just 75 m away, listening to us chatting: suburban leopard!


Hopefully the leopard population in NNP is going up since two  of the big cats were poisoned by a new neighbour near the Sanctuary a year or two ago….

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  1. Monique
    Posted March 11, 2014 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    Wow !
    I share your hope.
    Have you chased the nieghboor or shall i come and help ?

  2. Gareth Jones
    Posted March 12, 2014 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    Always fantastic to see a leopard , and it is amazing how close they live to humans at times , are are often not even noticed !

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