Leaving The Project Today

It’s hard to believe that our time at Big Cat Research ends this morning. We have definitely had adventures and learned a lot. Since the last email, we located a severely injured lioness whose cubs had already been adopted by another female. Thanks to the Mara...

Just A Few More Days Here

Since the last email, lots has happened. That afternoon we met with one of the heads of the Mara Lion Project. This professional group not only monitors, it also has vets that care for ill or injured big cats. We had a very interesting discussion on many topics...

Still More From the Big Cat Research Center

I left off when we were spending the night at the wonderful safari camp. What luxury to have a shower and absolutely delicious food! Sunday morning we came back to our basic camp and walked to another nearby safari camp for lunch. It was not nearly as nice as where we...

Big Cat Research – Continued Adventures

Wednesday evening we came upon a group of three lionesses and seven cubs, four of which were just a couple months old. The next morning we were out counting game again. The afternoon game drive ended up being a “surprise” road work day, moving logs and...

Day 9 and following: Summary of Volunteer Project So Far

The cool mornings start with coffee and tea served about 6:30 and then we head out for the morning duties. There are two groups that work, individually monitoring game and both together doing community work. Tuesday and Thursday are game monitor days. Wednesday is...