Our collared lioness, Nempakaai, that usually lives in Amboseli has been located with cubs. The lioness was collared early last year with the help of Guardians Olubi and Mokoi, to the West of Mbirikani. She then moved to Amboseli National Park with a pride of two females. Here is a photo of Lion Guardians Olubi and Mokoi with Nempakaai.
This lioness got her name from the location she was collared, a place called Empakaai Oolaiserr. Empakaai Oolaiserr used to be a Manyatta (a boma where warriors stay for many years) for the Ilkishumu age-group. Close to the boma was a big dam known in Maasai as Empakaai. Ilkishumu are now elders and an equivalent of my dads age, and he is 52 years old.
Nempakaai was with 8 other lions including these two cubs. It seems these lions have moved out of the park and are now on Mbirikani Group ranch close to where she was collared. Look at these beautiful little cubs, with fine handsome spots, uh! they are just amazing. It gives me the courage and pleasure to attain any limits to conserve them.
Thank you all so much for your donations to the Lion Guardians. We are so grateful for your generosity, and happy that we can continue conserving these amazing animals.