Rains bring lushness

May 24, 2011

………………….This huge Cape Buffalo is in his element (mud) since brief rains have fallen. Zebra graze contentedly in the valley of the Empakasi River along the open southern boundary of Nairobi National Park. The zebra population in the ecosystem is still equal to numbers recorded in the 1970s. In the Nairobi NP wildlife dispersal area to the south, another successful set of Lease payment gatherings just took place, and now 43,000 savanna acres are under the protection of the Wildlife Conservation Lease Programme thanks to the co-operation of the local Maasai private land owners. Photos by Will Knocker.

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