Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Leopard And The Cheetah Are More Different Than You Think

It has been said that the only difference between a cheetah and a leopard is speed, size and the tear line that is missing on the leopard. So the other day I decided to scrutinize these two animals closely (of … Continue reading

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If Wishes Were Horses, The Horse Would Be The Ultimate Predator

147 million years ago, in the Jurassic era, a 15metre long creature (almost 3 of the largest crocodiles ever recorded) weighing 45tonnes (about 6 elephants) ruled the seas. Fossil remains of this huge and fearsome marine predator, dubbed “Predator X”, … Continue reading

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A Humbling Encounter With The King Of Spiders

The first reaction you tend to have when you come across a Baboon Spider, also known as the tarantula, outside Africa, is one of utter fear. So when I came across several in the Euwaso Ngiro area of Narok recently … Continue reading

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The Queen Of The Jungle Posed For Me – A True Story

My plan was to spend the weekend in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, my abode, the tented Kimana Mara Camp. For me, this was not the first time to be in the park. I had been here before during the … Continue reading

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Reversed Roles In The Wild: What If The Hunter Became The Hunted?

When you look at the tame and wild animals we have today, we think of the carnivores as the most horrifying and scary of these animals. The herbivores are considered dangerous if provoked. They do not actually hunt you down … Continue reading

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Animal Spies Within: Could It Be A New Kind Of Human-Wildlife Conflict Is Being Played Out In Our Own Backyard?

In recent history when one used to talk about human-wildlife conflict, that battle was one sided. The story would be of a brave hunter who had gunned down three male lions and lived to tell the tale. He/she would be … Continue reading

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Coming Face To Face With The Monkeys Of Ol Donyo Sabuk

My first contact with Ol Donyo Sabuk, was when I went there mountain hiking with a group and had the good luck to become friends with the ranger who invited me to stay for a weekend at his home. It … Continue reading

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