Thursday, March 15, 2018

Martials in the Mara

In addition to our beloved hyenas, we see a few other creatures around the grasslands.

A month ago, I witnessed a Martial Eagle defend her recently-killed meal of a White Stork from a pair of Grey Crowned Cranes. I passed the video onto the Maasai Mara Martial Eagle Project, where I learned this behavior is very unusual, and it was likely the cranes had a nest nearby. It is always fun to witness new behaviors, even if they aren't preformed by our hyenas!

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