Cheetah on wildlife safari in Masai Mara

Here are a few more cheetah pictures from a recent Red Rhino Adventures Wildlife Safari.  Not seen in this picture Greg took on safari (in Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya) are the cubs (see picture below).

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The long grey hair of the cubs (called “mantel”) acts as camouflage especially in dry grass and helps the mother hide her cubs from predators–especially lions and hyenas.  The mantle makes the cubs look like honey badgers which few predators want to mess with.

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Searching for prey and trying to avoid having her cubs being prey is a fine balance…

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