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19 November 2013

Today's collective noun: A "confusion" of wildebeest

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 A quick update for everybody since the migration is doing some unexpected things at the moment. Serengeti Safari Camp is surrounded by huge herds of zebras, as are the whole Moru and Hidden Valley area. BUT: Currently there are numerous crossings of …

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03 November 2013

Ostrich Chicks Get Second Chance

In September, Lkaana Letipo saw eagles and vultures soaring in the sky while he was out with his goats. Curious he went to see what was there. He found ostrich chicks by the carcass of the female. On closer inspection, it was lions who had killed the mother. Lkaana reported the matter to the park ranger Mike Lesil. Mike introduced him to me.  In Samburu there’s a saying - ‘Samburu is a reserve where nature dies itself’ – but this time round, we decided to help these chicks by giving them a s…

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03 November 2013

Fun Facts: Ostriches

Did you know that? Ostrich have bigger eyes than any other living vertebrate on land. With their acute eyesight and hearing they can sense predators like lions from far away.  When being pursued by a predator, ostriches have been known to reach speeds in excess of 70 km per hour (45 miles per hour), and can maintain a steady speed of 50 km per hour (30 miles per hour). They have an external ear unlike any other bird. They have unique pubic bones that are fused to hold their gut. They have n…

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01 November 2013

Wildebeests know not whether they are coming or going...

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