Steven from the Laikipia Predator Project came down to Mbirikani last week with expert tracker, Morani. Steven and Morani spent a week with the Lion Guardians developing their tracking skills even further for a new part of their work – spoor counting.
Although the Lion Guardians are all expert trackers, Steven and Morani helped them with counting large herds of animals, which they need to be able to do for their spoor counting work. Imagine how hard it is to see how many wildebeest have crossed a particular path, when there are over 20 in the group, just from looking at their tracks! It’s a difficult skill to learn. Can you tell what animal made these tracks?
Steven and Morani taught the Lion Guardians on Mbirikani a lot – we hope that they will be able to come down again and teach our new Guardians on Eselenkei and Olgulului these important skills too.