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"Campari" and family


Posted by Marc on Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:33 pm

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6.46am and Campari, mother to 3 x 5 month old cubs (one behind the mound) is up early and ready to start the day on the open plains of Namiri- Serengeti, TZ.

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by Paul Skoczylas on Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:48 pm
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Gorgeous! I love the eye contact with two of them.
 

by SantaFeJoe on Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:59 pm
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Very pleasing image. Nice colors and comp. Beautiful animals.

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by E.J. Peiker on Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:03 am
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Fantastic photo.
 

by Carol Clarke on Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:20 pm
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She's a beauty, Marc! I just hope some of the three survived. Do you know if the survival rate for cheetah cubs on the Serengeti Plains is any better than it used to be ? I know that a few years ago the mortality rate was about 90%, and more recently about 70%, mostly due to Lion predation. I was wondering if you knew how things were now.

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by John Spreitzer on Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:52 pm
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Love the positioning here and the eye contact!
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by david fletcher on Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:27 pm
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Superb arrangement Marc. Congratulations
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by Gary Gulash on Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:36 pm
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Wonderful composition. I like the eye contact and body postures of the three. I'm sure they didn't sustain this position for long, so nice timing!
 

by Marc on Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:03 pm
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Carol Clarke wrote:
She's a beauty, Marc!  I just hope some of the three survived.  Do you know if the survival rate for cheetah cubs on the Serengeti Plains is any better than it used to be ?   I know that a few years ago the mortality rate was about 90%, and more recently about 70%, mostly due to Lion predation.  I was wondering if you knew how things were now.

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Many thanks Carol

I do keep in close touch with Dennis Minja from Serengeti Cheetah Project, and the cub mortality statistics for Serengeti have always hovered around 90%, (at least in my 38yrs travelling here... I guess your 70% figure may have been a brief satistic anomaly?) and this is still the current figure having just traveled with him whilst he gives lectures around the various camps in Serengeti ( I contriibute images for their research) with the majority of cubs falling to Hyena & Lion, (inexperienced mothers). There are a lot of very good mum's doing well who regulary see 2/3 cubs to maturity, back in 2010 "Shingo" from the Mara saw all of her 6 cubs to maturity, what a brilliant mum she was!
During this trip, I closely followed 2 females (Campari & Keziah) both with 3 cubs, 5 & 6 mth old respectively (as of Dec) and all 6 are still alive and doing well.
Sadly though, total overall numbers are now down to between 6500-7000.
Having said that, of all the areas throughout Africa, the greater Mara/Serengeti ecosystem is still a stronghold for cheetah, with numbers remaining reasonably steady, whereas in Namibia, RSA have seen noticeable decreases.

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by Dan Kearl on Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:39 pm
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Just off the charts, even for someone like you...
Soft light, and the BG is just terrific to set off the Beautiful cats..
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:53 am
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Marc wrote:
Carol Clarke wrote:
She's a beauty, Marc!  I just hope some of the three survived.  Do you know if the survival rate for cheetah cubs on the Serengeti Plains is any better than it used to be ?   I know that a few years ago the mortality rate was about 90%, and more recently about 70%, mostly due to Lion predation.  I was wondering if you knew how things were now.

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Many thanks Carol

I do keep in close touch with Dennis Minja from Serengeti Cheetah Project, and the cub mortality statistics for Serengeti have always hovered around 90%, (at least in my 38yrs travelling here... I guess your 70% figure may have been a brief satistic anomaly?) and this is still the current figure having just traveled with him whilst he gives lectures around the various camps in Serengeti ( I contriibute images for their research) with the majority of cubs falling to Hyena & Lion, (inexperienced mothers). There are a lot of very good mum's doing well who regulary see 2/3 cubs to maturity, back in 2010 "Shingo" from the Mara saw all of her 6 cubs to maturity, what a brilliant mum she was!
During this trip, I closely followed 2 females (Campari & Keziah) both with 3 cubs, 5 & 6 mth old respectively (as of Dec) and all 6 are still alive and doing well.
Sadly though, total overall numbers are now down to between 6500-7000.
Having said that, of all the areas throughout Africa, the greater Mara/Serengeti ecosystem is still a stronghold for cheetah, with numbers remaining reasonably steady, whereas in Namibia, RSA have seen noticeable decreases.

Cheers
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Thanks Marc,

Its good to hear there are some success stories with these beautiful animals, but so sad that overall we are still looking at around 90% mortality rate for the cheetah cubs.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:43 am
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Gorgeous photo-such elegant cats, and a lovely portrayal. I'm sad to read about the high mortality rate-hard to imagine-they look so strong and healthy.
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by dandc on Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:01 am
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A WOW shot of some beautiful animals! Couldn't have asked for a better pose.
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