Cheetah family – Maasai Mara 2022

Cheetah family. In the early morning light of Kenya’s Maasai Mara, we found this cheetah family sitting on a termite mound. This cheetah has three cubs but only two were visible to us. The mother was clearly in hunting mode as she constantly scanned around. There were some lovely moments as the two small cubs interacted with their mother. Eventually she sat up a stared in one direction for something and then quickly set off. What she had seen is not known as we soon lost her as she hopefully hunted successfully. She has three hungry mouths to feed. A Cheetah family has a hard time hunting and then holding on to the prey.