In these past ten days in the Mara I had a chance to check the situation of the Lions’ prides in our game viewing area. The Ol Kiombo pride is numerous and thriving despite the low season. Apparently, it has shifted its main range east from the Talek river, and is now seen regularly on the Maji ya Fisi lugga, down to the eastern section of the Ol Keju Rongai river, an area known as Hammerkop. In this area the Maasai cows graze extensively during the night, and this has attracted unusually for the season large herds of herbivores in this area. Moreover, they also sometimes kill Maasai cows during the night. They are a huge pride with 9 beautiful cubs, six females and three males. Here we caught up with them on an early morning drive before sunrise, on our way to look for the Cheetahs.