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Tag : big cats

01 Dec 2015

The Story of Lorain and her lost cub

The Leopard. (Panthera pardus) is one of the five BIG CATS. They are elusive, solitary and largely nocturnal. In the classical era a leopard was believed to be a hybrid of a lion and a panther, as is reflected in its name. The Leopard owes its huge hunting success to its well camouflaged fur, remarkable vision, exceptional hearing, good sense of smell, its opportunistic hunting behavior, broad diet, strength to move heavy carcasses into trees and its ability to adapt to various habitats to mention […]

05 Oct 2015

High Speed Chase

In today’s journal, I would like to write about this wonderful family of four. The Matriach cheetah named Malaika – swahili for Angel. Daughter of another famous Cheetah Queen. Malaika is about eight years old and lives in the Maasai Mara with her three cubs (they were four but one left) She has raised many cubs to adulthood successfully and is an excellent hunter. Cheetahs generally are successful hunters. With accelerations of 0 to 60mph in 3 seconds half of […]

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