Bit of cheetah-on-gnu action in Amboseli this weekend, but as they are
successful only 30% of total attempts, this was a typical no-show &
they sloped off still hungry. I was surprised at the 2 cheetah's
attempt to 'rush' this small herd of fully grown wildebeest, and it
reveals the cat's ''you won't get if you don't try'' tactic. There just
might have been a sick or injured laggard in the group, but not this
Wildlife photographers strive to 'capture the moment'.... and I reckon there's a little bit of the paparazzi in all of us. I won't dwell on the sex life of lions; 'frequent', 'intense' and 'exhausting' should suffice.
Weighing in at a massive 7kg when mature, the Kirk's dik-dik prefers semi-arid lands, mates for life and has a complex 4-chambered stomach just like a cow. They are territorial, marking their area with toilet middens- piles of hard black pea-sized pellets of dung dosed with urine.