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[Photo] Cheetah with kill

One of the perks of living in the middle of the African savannah is getting to watch real life and death situations.

Just two days ago we were driving around in the game drive vehicle on a normal safari day when we encountered a female cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) with her two young cubs just next to the road with their fresh kill. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see the chase (that would have been amazing) but we did see the end result, a dead baby kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) with a very badly damaged neck.

All three cheetahs were just resting by the shade next to the recently deceased antelope, probably trying to regain some energy after the afternoon hunt. The mother was laying down just in front of the carcass and the two young juveniles were on each of her side.

They were lucky enough to manage to eat the entire animal before one of the big cats (leopard (Panthera pardus) or the lions (Panthera leo) around the area) stole it from them so they got their bellies quite full. Took them 2 days to eat the animal completely and leave the area.

Check out the photos I took of them with the young dead kudu.

 

Female mom cheetah (Acynonyx jubatus) chases, catches and kills a prey baby kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) for her cubs

Female mom cheetah (Acynonyx jubatus) chases, catches and kills a prey baby kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) for her cubs (one of the right)

Female mom cheetah (Acynonyx jubatus) chases, catches and kills a prey baby kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) for her cubs

Female mom cheetah (Acynonyx jubatus) chases, catches and kills a prey baby kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) for her cubs

Hope you liked it.

Até à próxima!

~Sofia.


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The African Savannah is full of amazing animals. Some in the air, some in the water, some on land and some underground, but all special in their own way.

Join us in another “Photo Previews” showing you a small sample of the fascinating creatures that you can see on an African Safari and don’t forget to check out the “Series” page for the entries you missed.

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An angry hippo (Hippopotamus amphibius) threatening and showing teeth

An angry Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) threatens whoever comes near its dam.

Adult male Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)

A gorgeous male Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)

Wild Leopard Tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis)

A Leopard Tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis), one of the Little 5

An adult Black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) sitting on the grass of the african savannah

A Black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) enjoys the sunlight.

 

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Até à próxima!

~Sofia.

 

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Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) eating a baby Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)

A Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) with a young Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros).

Close-up of a Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) eating a baby Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)

A close up of the previous scene.

Beautiful Bennett's Woodpecker (Campethera bennettii) on a tree

A beautiful Bennett’s Woodpecker (Campethera bennettii).

Adult female White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)

An adult female White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum).

Me sitting on a beautiful Common Wild Fig Tree.

Me sitting on a beautiful Common Wild Fig Tree.

Many more to come!


Stay tuned.

Love,

~Sofia.


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