Five cheetah coalition on the prowl in Maasai Mara
A coalition of five male cheetahs is attracting tourists to Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.
The visitors who visit the reserve are more interested in seeing this very rare coalition of cheetahs.
The five male cheetahs have formed a coalition from September 2016 onwards and has attracted wildlife researchers. Scientists who study the behaviour of cheetahs are viewing this phenomenon with great interest.
The cheetah coalition also hunts collectively. They hunt animals of the antelope family including Thomson’s Gazelle and wildebeests.
After the kill, the cheetahs devour their prey slowly.
Keralite Thomas Vijayan, a businessman based in Dubai, captured the photos of the coalition of five cheetahs recently. Thomas, who has earned fame as a wildlife photographer, handed over the photos to Mathrubhumi online on his recent visit to Kochi.
After obtaining permission from the wildlife department, he was also able to observe and capture the photos of the cheetahs on a moonlit night.