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1724670-982768-thumbnail.jpg 'Kulafumbi' is our family home in Kenya, East Africa. 'Kulafumbi' is a play on the Kiswahili words "kula vumbi", which mean "eat dust", because it was so hot and dusty building our house in this remote, wild, wonderful place. Kulafumbi borders the Tsavo National Park - with no fences between us and the Park, the wildlife comes and goes of its own free will and treats our land as its own, which is exactly how we like it. In turn, we provide a protected area for the wild animals to do as they please. This protected area also creates an important buffer for the river, which forms the boundary between us and the park.
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1829439-992202-thumbnail.jpg Look how many species of animals & birds we've spotted to date at Kulafumbi:

MAMMALS: 43+
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AMPHIBIANS: 18+++

BIRDS: 199+
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19th October 2008 : Slim and now Jim too

You remember Slim, don't you? She (as it turns out) is the Black-tipped Mongoose who comes daily for a treat or two outside the kitchen. Black-tipped Mongooses are also known as Slender Mongooses, so that's how the name Slim came about - it seemed apt on two accounts: the fact she is slim and in deference to her species.

Slim, our lovely (rather shy) Black-tipped Mongoose

Well, the fact is we never really knew whether Slim was a male or female, but the other day (the 18th September, to be exact), she turned up with "a significant other"...now this new arrival was much bulkier than Slim and had quite a different look in its eye - rather fearsome, I'd even venture to say, especially for such a small creature!

The rather fearsome-looking new arrival...

...much heavier and bigger-bodied than the delicate Slim...

It didn't take much to deduce that here was a male, with dubious intentions towards our lovely Slim! Of course, in truth, we are delighted and we named him Jim...and we are hoping for some little ones to appear before too long...in the meantime, we have an extra mouth to feed as Slim and Jim often turn up asking for food together, amidst more than a little domestic rowing and growling...it seems love does not overcome greed for kitchen left-overs!

Jim (left) and Slim right, both hoping for their daily treat...




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