Three Baby Cheetahs Abandoned by Mother in Bush Fire
On Sept 19th, a team of our rangers responded quickly to black smoke they saw rising from the bush far from their stations on our Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Project in Kenya. They arrived at the fire in the lorry with everyone who was available. Fortunately the wind was blowing softly and the fire was easy to beat out with branches. The smoke blacked the sky and the front of the fire was over 2 miles long and took almost 8 hours to put out. This is the first cheetah cub we found hiding in the grass near the front of the fire. Cheetahs have a white ridge so that they are…
Wildlife Works’ Big Day Out!
Wildlife Works’ regional directors from around the world, with the REDD+ directors from the U.S. and Kenya offices, and the top performers from each department of our Kenyan Project, gathered for an educational day of exploration in and around the rural communities we serve! The aim of this big day was for the directors of REDD+ projects and Wildlife Works employees to experience the beauty of rural Kenya, to learn about the community projects we have already accomplished, and to get to know the local residents and hear their needs for future community projects. Everyone gathered at Camp Kenya, an eco-tourism site on our land, and divided into 6 teams…
Our rangers see wild cheetahs at least twice a month. I will probably see them twice in my lifetime. I had my first pass while driving through the sanctuary with the models for the third day of our photoshoot. As if they were waiting for the photographer, ready for their close up, they glided along the edge of the water tank silhouetting their sleek bodies against the morning skyline. Unfazed by our presence within their 15 feet radius, they went about their business of lounging in the dawn’s cool mist before the sun started baking the red Kenyan earth. Magnificent creatures.