Rains Arrive in Samburu Bringing Relief to People and Wildlife

Nov 27, 2016 | Categories: Lions, Reserves | 2 Comments

After months of scorching sun and dry heat, the rains have finally reached us in Samburu. It is amazing how quickly the landscape changes and becomes green once again.

The river levels are higher and wildlife is taking advantage of new water holes.

Nanai sits just after the first rains.

The earth has an unmistakable smell after the first rains. The bright green grass shoots up immediately.

> Watch our team celebrate with the arrival of the first rains.

A happy warthog family making the most of the grass and water.

Ostriches in newly green Buffalo Springs National Reserve.

During the dry season, local communities, their livestock, and wildlife really struggle with lack of water sources and vegetation, and searing temperatures. The carnivores, however, thrive. They stay close to the green patches near the river where herbivores congregate, allowing them good hunting opportunities.

We hope the rains continue!

One of Nanai’s cubs feeds on a warthog in the dry season, when prey congregates along the river.

 

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» Tim Cotter said: { Jan 10, 2017 - 06:01:38 }

My brother, who named his consulting company Kilsi g, ack in 1994, asked me how many lions are currently in your area (Samburu Land)?

» admin said: { Jan 22, 2017 - 10:01:09 }

Hi Tim – we are currently monitoring 50 lions within our Samburu study area.