From the field – Lion yawning at sunrise – Masai Mara NR

The Musiara Marsh in the north-western Mara, has forever been a Lions’ paradise. The famous
Marsh pride made it its home. These Lions have been known to leave the Marsh occasionally during
the rainy season, looking for more abundant food to the north of the reserve. But they would always
come back with the return of the great migration. Not this year. It has been a very dry year throughout East Africa, and also in the Mara. Rains have been miserable in April and May. Maasai
cattle has grazed the Marsh extensively every night for months, turning the plains bare. Was this the
reason that kept Charm, the other Lionesses and their cubs away from their home? It could certainly
be a factor but I suspect that the main reason was the appearance in their home range of a new
extraordinary coalition of six young male Lions, who might kill their cubs if they found them. The two
dominant Marsh males are older and bigger than these young ones, but these six find strength staying together. Here one of the six yawns at sunrise on the edge of the marsh, on a cold and humid
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