The Cheetah brothers on a kill …

As I walked out of my room at Thanda House I spotted the two Thanda Cheetah brothers just beyond our garden’s northern fence line. They were moving west, while carefully checking for other predators.

I walked around the building to my vehicle when I saw them again much closer to our northern gate. They were now feasting on a large Kudu cow, who must have been killed a while ago (large parts of her were already eaten). Her unborn calf was lying next to her. Unlike Lions, who would have eaten the fetus immediately, the two Cheetahs were eating the adult Kudu first.

This kill was so large that the Cheetah would never finish it. So Hyenas, Jackals, Vultures and many other smaller creatures will enjoy meals from this Kuku cow.

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Checking around …

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Moving along the Thanda house fence …

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On the kill …

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Feeding together – no fighting over the large meal …

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Always on the lookout for possible thieves …

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A few hours later – full bellies and still a lot of meat left – the Hyenas will love it!

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And this is my favorite shot from that afternoon …

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