There was a brief storm over lunch, but did not last long. I set out at 4pm again to look for the cubs. I have been trying to have a good observation on the cubs to be able to identify them positively.
I finally got up with them just as they emerged form the bushes at around 5pm. They were very relaxed and gave me an amble time to have a god look at them for a whole 2 hours. I managed to get a few shots (not great ones) for identifying them. I can now confidently say that I can identify the cubs.
After this, I thought I should contact my colleague Jackson Looseyia, who has been following these cubs all along as well, so that we name them, now that I can tell the two. One of the cubs is bold enough and quite relaxed. This one I named Nkaiyoni (Maasai for boy) and the other cub, which is a bit shy I called him Paja (Swahili for twin),
We both agreed with Jackson that these will remain their names now that we can identify them. and Hurray…… that’s their names
Paja: Full face and left side
Nkaiyoni: Full face and left side
Nkaiyoni: Right side, note 3 spots over hte wiskers line
Paja: Right side, note onnly two spots over hte wiskers