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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+
REPTILES &
AMPHIBIANS: 18+++

BIRDS: 199+
INSECTS: Too many to count

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Wednesday
Mar062013

'Spot 'N Tickle'

Of late, mid-morning leopard sightings at Kulafumbi have been a regular treat. One morning, while working indoors, I was alerted to something going on outside by an extraordinarily loud growling noise. From the balcony, I saw a leopard walking along the opposite bank of the river...and before long, I spotted (excuse the pun) a second and indeed, it turned out they were a courting couple, weaving in and out around each other, and the loud growling was all part of the ritual...

Although quite far for my camera to reach, here are a few photos to commemorate the beginning of what hopefully will culminate in the birth of some new Tsavo leopard cubs...

The hidden hunters, above; and the weaving, growling courtship of the pair below...

Looking smug...for good reason!

 

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