My carmate yells, Baboon is attacking baby antelope, and driver zooms our car to the action point. Baboon catches the baby, tears apart meat near to the right leg (back side), while continuing to nailing it down, and starts eating the meat. Baby antelope was still alive for 5 minutes (but did not make big cry, surprisingly or I could not hear it), as its lower part of the body was being ripped apart, and another baboon comes to join the feast. Though it’s part of ‘circle of life’ it was disturbing to see the event. My car-mate recorded the kill, but I was sure, I would not want to see it again.
Masai Mara is known for the Great Wildebeest Migration. Millions of Wildebeests, together with zebras, gazelles, impalas – make their way through the savannah throughout the year in search of green pastures. During the month of July – October, each year, these animals make their way into the Mara and back into Serengeti. Mara River, infested with hungry crocodiles, big cats on either side waiting to pounce upon any opportunity they get to fill their stomach.
The Great Migration is chaotic, yet ordered in its own way. It is amazing to see these animals wander around randomly, but they form a line, follow one another and cover great distances together. Hungry big cats on either side of the river waiting for the congregation to arrive and stalk, chase and hunt down. So, it is action all around in the Mara during this season.
Here are some of the pics of Wildebeests, Antelopes, impalas, baboons, and some of the action witnessed during the migration. Since there are so many pics to be published, they are all shared in a series of blogs. Be sure to check them out too