Tanzania Ndutu - Cheetahs hunting

  • 3 subadults with their Mum
  • spotting around for food
  • A young Thomson’s Gazelle
  • was hiding in the grass.
  • There is strength in numbers
  • the young Thomson’s Gazelle
  • can’t escape!
  • He is stopped in his run
  • while they gather
  • to present it like a trophy!
  • They choose the best place
  • to make a « picnic »
  • to savour their meal
  • & then lick their faces to clean
  • 1 small Gazelle is not enough
  • to feed all of them
  • The Mum does not interfere
  • when they miss the prey,
  • they are young (about 1 year)
  • & must learn how to hunt
  • to get their autonomy
  • & be able to capture preys
  • Mum Cheetah is coming
  • to join her cubs