The amazing cheetah, Malaika, disappeared on 4th March 2018 from Masai Mara National Reserve.
7 February 2018
The amazing cheetah, Malaika, disappeared on 4th March 2018 from Masai Mara National Reserve. She is believed to have disappeared in the recent floods in Kenya, possibly in the strong current of the Talek River and hasn’t been seen since
I really do hope that she has somehow found a way to survive. It would be so heart-breaking to lose her. Malaika is famous in Masai Mara and we all love her.
Cheetahs give birth to 3-5 cubs and usually only 1 or 2 survive, that’s why number of cheetahs are declining in the world. Malaika, on the other hand, has successfully reared 5 cubs to adulthood, Bawa, Malikia, Mfalme, Kigumba and Dogo.
She is very good and caring mum. These are photos of her, Kigumba and Dogo approaching impala together. I hope she is fine and will get the opportunity to see her next year.