A very full day in Mara with some real drama in the afternoon. Morning was with the Cheetah and her cubs playing, and with a nice crossing at Cul de Sac. On the way back to camp we found some Egyptian Mongooses, very difficult animals to see, and surprisingly they were not as skittish and shy as they normally are. There are two Lionesses that have given birth to cubs on the Ntiakintiaki river. They suckle them away from sight in a thick bush. Today the Double Crossing pride of Lions was very close to them, with a kill. In the afternoon, as some more Wildebeests approached the area, one of the two mothers made a kill. The commotion attracted the attention of the pride of Lions. They got close to investigate, and the two Lionesses saw them coming and came out of the bush to scare them off. A fight broke loose. The three females of the pride started chasing the Lionesses, and caught one of the two. The battle was vicious and the poor Lioness ended up badly injured at her legs and thighs. The other one got away and ran far. She then called her companion who in the meantime had also run away up the hill to recover. She called and called and the companion didn’t reply. The pride chased her off one more time and feasted on her kill. It was such a sudden explosion of violence that it was shocking to watch and extremely sad for the Lioness that was attacked. We can only hope that she will recover and go back safely to her tiny cubs.
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