Lionesses on a giraffe kill – Maasai Mara 2024

Lionesses on a giraffe kill.  We arrived at this rather gruesome scene just a few minutes after these lionesses had taken down a pregnant giraffe. The poor giraffe’s legs were still kicking as the lions ate. Not a pleasant sight – nature red in tooth and claw! It was thought that the giraffes ( a journey!) had been moving through this bushy area where the lions just happened to be sheltering from the heavy rain. One unlucky giraffe didn’t make it. It was rather sad to watch the rest of the giraffes looking on as the lions devoured the unfortunate creature. Eventually, the giraffes moved off leaving the lionesses to their feast. Lionesses on a giraffe kill close to Kicheche Valley Camp, Naboisho, Maasai Mara, Kenya, was a fascinating yet sad encounter.