Friday, 11 January 2019 05:07

Mahali Mzuri: Big cat dynasties

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You may remember, Selekei our resident female Cheetah who introduced her adorable four little cubs to us back in March last year, since then she has made Mahali Mzuri a safe haven for her little ones.

It is estimated that 90% of Cheetahs usually do not make it past the first 3 months of their lives. However, nearly a year on, we are pleased to say that Selekei and her family are still all together. They can be spotted (see what we did there?) in the open plains, just as you drive out of camp, providing our guests with some of the most spectacular sightings they've ever experienced.

Tito and Fig are the two main female leopards ruling our conservancy and can often be seen with their family during game drives. Having raised their cubs within our valley, they are officially part of the Mahali Mzuri family now!

Fig has recently become a mother, for the fourth time no less, and we couldn’t be prouder. She was spotted hiding in the trees with her new cub about a week ago by our rangers. Yet to be named, the 4-month old ball of fur is just about visible between the leaves, well hidden by Fig, who knows all too well the dangers that lurk in the famous predator paradise that is the Maasai Mara.

Here’s a snap of Tito’s son, Simi, who is around 11 months old now, he can often be found practising some hunting and stalking among fever trees - although he is still a camera little shy!

Book a stay at Mahali Mzuri and witness a front row seat to the big cat's daily activities.

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