Cheetahs

Grumeti · September 2017
By Anicet Philip Maro
Field Guide

Despite the ever growing lion population the cheetah continue to co-exist in favourable areas. A total of 33 individual sightings were recorded this month. Cheetahs are well known for suffering at the expense of other large predators however, it is clear that our slender sprinters here on the Grumeti Reserve are holding their own.

Again this month, we were lucky enough to witness another active mating pair which was fantastic. Sightings were pretty constant with the mother and her cub – the cub is certainly looking stronger each day.
The Arab Camp Thicket is still a very productive cheetah area where the balance of medium length grass and broken thickets allows for perfect hunting habitat.

This lovely female cheetah is see quite regularly on the Sasakwa Plains, hunting Thompsons gazelles.

By Anicet Philip Maro
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