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Mara Cheetah photos - help the Cheetah Research team

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loafer247

 looks like it's the same sub-adult. I just compared your pics of his mum with mine. There is a young male sub-adult in OOC right now so it may well be him. Will ask the Cheetah Researcher.

 

P.S Not sure if you are familiar with Honey's Boys. They were a coalition of 3 male cheetahs. One was killed late 2011, and a second was killed by a lioness in Mid-April. So now only one is left !

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loafer247

 that's the nature of Mara cheetahs. They roam ridiculously vast ranges as I've mentioned previously. But you're right, a lot of sub-adults seem to vanish off the radar once they leave their mum.

 

When are you next in Kenya? I live in Nairobi - would love to meet with you when you're next down.

 

Dhruv

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JohnR

Here are some Mara cheetahs from 2005 on our first safari-based holiday when we stayed at the Mara Intrepids camp for 2 nights and saw 6 cheetahs on 3 drives including a hunt from start to finish.

 

On the 19th September 2005 we came across this female surrounded by 6 cars

 

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She was resting after an unsuccessful hunt so we left after a few photos to see some lions who were resting even harder. On the way back to camp we came across a second female walking parallel to a herd of Thompson gazelles she suddenly turned and raced in the opposite direction before swerving towards the back of the herd where a fawn had fallen behind. In this photo she is still recovering

 

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On the 20th September 2005 on the morning drive we went looking for leopards along the Talek river but only found BBC Big Cat Diary spotters who told us they hadn't seen any of their target animals for several days. We then drove off to some higher ground where we found a third female cheetah who was tracking a wildebeest herd

 

 

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She abandoned the hunt and came over to the group of cars watching and climbed onto the warm bonnet of one of the cars for a snooze after a look around from the vantage point. Our driver said this was Kike.

 

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The afternoon drive was a bit quiet until we came across this male coalition (no idea which or where)

 

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ice
On 6/29/2013 at 9:03 AM, loafer247 said:

@@graceland, @@ice,  @@PT123, thank you all very much for your contributions so far. I'll make sure you get feedback on the cheetah ID's.

 

ICE - her contact details are as follows:

 

Dr. Elena V. Chelysheva (PhD)

Principal Investigator

Mara-Meru Cheetah Project

e-mail: cheetah9@mail.ru

chelysheva.elena@gmail.com

website:www.marameru.org/en

Tel (Kenya): +254 771 774 308

 

Your contributions will be very important as she is in particular looking for older photos.

 

 

thanks for that, it will take me some time but I will surely get back to her

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AKR1

Mara North end of June, 2010, mother and cub hunt:

 

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AKR1

Masai Mara, Burrangat Plains, two males, Late Jun , 2010:

 

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Atravelynn

Thanks for your help with this worthwile task loafer. It's sort of like "show us your cheetah pictures" but with a mission in mind. I'll be adding some images soon.

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Atravelynn

Quality may be lacking. From slide to print to scan.

 

2001, northern Mara

 

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same mother and cubs as above

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2000, central Male

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same male

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2010 Talek 3 brothers

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2010 Mara triangle

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Best wishes with your research.

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loafer247

That was my suspicion too. I wonder which female she is on the database.

 

Thanks to all for sending photos so far. I'm sure there are more contributions to come.

 

Dhruv

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Tracks Berg Travel

This was near Poachers Lookout Hill... :)

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Tracks Berg Travel

I spotted these beautiful cats near Fig tree lodge... I hope they will help with the research

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PT123

Near the Kichwa Tembo airstrip Jan 2013

 

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loafer247

Thanks all for the photos. I'm meeting Dr Elena in the Mara on 18th August so will show her all of these photos. If anyone has any questions you would like me to ask her then please feel free to message them to me.

 

Good news for any Mara cheetah fans is that with the migration in full swing, a lot of the cheetahs have returned to the Mara - my guide from Intrepids saw Malaika and cub, Amani and 3 cubs and two other unidentified females yesterday.

 

Dhruv

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loafer247

Dear All,

 

A few have you have requested Dr. Elenas email address for you to send her some images directly.

 

It is cheetah9@mail.ru

 

Good news from the Mara is that the migrations is back!! Yes it's late November and the wildebeest are back due to the rains in the Mara which is providing them with plenty of fresh grass.

 

The Mara cheetahs are benefiting from this unexpected surprise. Amani has two new cubs, and there are 3 or 4 other females with fairly young cubs.

 

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madaboutcheetah

How members on safaritalk can help the Cheetah in the Masai Mara

 

Dear All,

 

I was lucky to have met Dr.Elena Chelysheva the Principal Investigator with the the Mara Meru cheetah project. Thanks to @@loafer247 for the introduction.

 

Her email is cheetah9@mail.ru

You can follow their work on their face book page "Mara Meru cheetah project" or www.marameru.org

 

What She requests is photos of cheetahs and cubs for i.d basis (approx month;year) and location if you know ......... They do have a data base starting 2001 - so, even images from back in the day will help them. Also, applies to the Northern Serengeti as some of the cheetah do pop across via the very shallow Sand River.

 

The type of images will be side on shots - especially the front and rear legs and the tail (facial shots don't really help).

 

Cheetahs in the Mara need all the help! and this is easy for any of us do ........... PLEASE!!!!!!

 

Thank You

Hari

 

I shall co-ordinate with both @@loafer247 and @gamewarden to see how we can get an interview done for safaritalk.

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michael-ibk

Hari, should we send her the pics to her mailaccount or post here? There's already is a thread with this purpose on Safaritalk:

 

http://safaritalk.net/topic/10998-mara-cheetah-photos-help-the-cheetah-research-team/?hl=+cheetah%20+project%20+mara

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madaboutcheetah

Oh! How did I miss that????

 

Not sure now ...... She wanted me to email them to her.

Maybe @@loafer247 can give us some input too as how to take this forward.

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Game Warden

@@loafer247, @@madaboutcheetah - I've merged these two topics and made it a sticky. Matt.

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madaboutcheetah

Thanks, GW

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loafer247

All - I suggest you keep posting to this thread!

 

For anyone living in Nairobi, I have sponsored a stand for her at the upcoming Kuona Art Exhibition held at the Sarit Centre from 6-9 November where she will be selling her artwork.

 

I urge anyone to come and visit the exhibition and her stand in particular.

 

Dhruv

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loafer247

All - One other area where you can help.

 

If you have any old camera bodies or lenses which you want to get rid of then the researchers really need them to give to the rangers, guides etc... to help with greater coverage of the Mara cheetah population.

 

I would be willing to pay market price for this equipment to help put.

 

Please let me know if you can help.

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madaboutcheetah

@@loafer247,

 

I have an old Nikon D300 that I no longer use and would like to donate to them also.

 

now - can you please highlight the thread to Dr.Elena to keep up with the cheetah photos - maybe she can just download them from this thread for her database?

 

Thanks

Hari

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Game Warden

@loafer247 @madaboutcheetah Fantastic stuff. Thank you. Matt.

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loafer247

@@madaboutcheetah - massive thanks to you for your offer to donate a camera to the Project.

 

I have already highlighted this thread to Elena and she will periodically check it. she will also send anyone who sends a cheetah pic an IM giving information about the cheetah if it is on their database.

 

FYI - I just returned from a quick 2 night break to the Mara - Managed to see 10 cheetahs, although pics weren't great due to light. Will post pics to this thread to keep the momentum.

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