My dear friends, Rather than bore you with another image of my stately self, I have decided to share this page with a picture of my handsome cousins. They live in the famed Maasai Mara Game Reserve.
The picture was taken a few months ago by our friend and supporter John Klosterman on safari from Florida…
It brought home to me how beautiful we really are when photographed in our natural habitat by someone with patience and skill. Thank you John!
I hear that my cousins living in the Maasai Mara National Park are doing well. Our own families’ ancestral home, the Nairobi Game Park is still awaiting a revival. The good news is that there are friends working on a solution to save the park.
However, hopefully soon, Sis Diana will be introduced to ‘Sultan’, a Cheetah from South Africa, (recently widowed). We hope she will be gracious. She can be pretty stubborn bordering on impolite when it comes to making new friends. We’ll keep you posted.
Meanwhile, our Bwana Don and "Mama Duma" (Iris) are back in residence. They have been away traveling in the United States. There they worked with various organizations on a project that is close to Don’s heart. His dream is to return some of the American Bongo Antelope with Kenyan ancestry to their original home on Mount Kenya where they are now extinct. What a project!. It is finally becoming a reality.
Don returned home in time to oversee the construction of special holding pens for the Antelopes due to fly in from America early next year. I heard them talking about it in the Orphanage. Soon the place will be crawling with cameras and press. Although all eyes will be on the plight of the Bongo, we hope that the attention will do us much good too.