Cecil's passing is a tragedy, as are the untimely demises of all animals facing threats from poachers and hunters today across Africa. As we learned of this tragedy, we couldn't help but think of the predators that call our ecosystem around Amboseli home.
Our spirits were lifted to see these two cheetah brothers this morning, east of Amboseli. Kenya doesn't allow hunting of wildlife as some other countries, like Zimbabwe, do. But these animals are still under threat, from poaching and from retaliation from local communities who may lose livestock to them from time to time. Our Predator Compensation Fund supports these communities, and thus protects the lions, hyenas, and cheetahs like these two from persecution. Perhaps seeing them today will lift your spirits too.
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