In Tanzania in February/March, millions of Wildebeest migrate to have their babies. They follow the rains to the Southern Serengeti to feast on special grasses, rich in nutrition.
The predators are well aware of this and follow the migration. The cheetah was awakened from a nap by wildebeest running by – food!
This cheetah is hungry and has a hungry little one to feed. I’ve seen 2 cheetahs take down a calf, but this one is going alone to get an adult!
She leaves her little one behind for another chase and gets lucky.
She carries the kill along while trying to reunite with the little one but can’t find the kitten.
Unheard of for fear of losing it, she puts the kill down and calls and calls while searching. Finally reunited, they look for a safe place to enjoy their meal.
We were all worried that the little one was lost. It was stressful. They were miles apart from each other. We stood watch over the kill until they came back. We all cheered when we saw them.
Link to our Tanzania Photography Safari, timed to intersect with the “birthing” of a million baby wildebeest and a host of predators!