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Today, we received a report from one of our newly selected Lion Guardians from Southern Olgulului – Parkepu. He saw a male waterbuck that was killed by a lone male lion in the morning. We promptly responded as is always the case. We went to the site and saw the carcass. The lion had only eaten a small portion of the meat. We instantly knew that he would come back later to finish it off, so we waited to find out who the waterbuck killer was.

We were not disappointed as eventually the lion strolled passed our car and onto the meat. He was an almost mature male with some mane. The Lion Guardians are keeping an eye on this male lion!

Then we went to meet Maen Koole, another of the new Guardians on the Kenya-Tanzania border and we were impressed with his good work. On our way back, deep into communal land, we saw some carnivores. There were two of them, but each going its own way. They actually might not have known each other’s presence. We don’t see these animals very often, so here is a quiz for our blog readers – what animal is this?

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  • Bryan
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    I am not sure but it looks like a Golden Jackal?

  • Alex
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    Hi Eric,
    this anymal looks like a jackal as Bryan said. 🙂
    Keep up writing, I read every post you write. You live in a totally different world and your blog gives me a chance to get a small taste of it.
    Kind regards from cold Hamburg!
    Alex

  • Hashi-Hanta
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    Maybe a Jackal? He’s really pretty, prettier than most Jackals. I’ve never seen anyone exactly like him.

  • Jimmy from Ireland
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    It actually looks like one of those Ethiopian wolves though I know it couldn’t be, unless the KWS went crazy and released some???

  • sauwah
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    jackal of some sort especially when he was hanging around the lion’s kill.

  • keyur
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    Serengeti Jackal or Bat Eared Fox?

  • Norma
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    Simien jackal? Far out of their range …

  • annette lundberg
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    serengeti jackal???

  • lionguardians
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    Hi everyone! Thanks for all your guesses. We think Bryan was right with the very first guess – Golden jackal. But any other suggestions are appreciated (and of course we might be wrong! – it is not common we see these animals around here!)
    Thanks to all our readers and supporters.

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