A young bull elephant died of natural causes in the middle of the Ewaso Nyiro River, in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya. As is protocol, the Kenya Wildlife Service came and removed the elephant's tusks immediately - to prevent poachers from collecting them.
A dead elephant is a potentially huge meal for lions, and we knew they would come. But were unsure which lions would come first – lions from Samburu or the ones from Buffalo Springs.
Lguret, the dominant male in the area, was first on the scene and stayed close to the elephant carcass, guarding it from crocodiles and marabou storks. Eventually, Nanai, Nabulu and their 5 cubs arrived and all lions stayed close to the elephant.
Nanai and Lguret were the most aggressive and foug...Read More..