DescriptionThe most iconic cheetah mother who ever lived in the mara, here photographed with one of her cubs. Malaika had 8 litters but of these 8 litters she brought only 5 cubs to independence.
A few months after I photographed her with her cubs she disappeared, believed to have drowned or fell victim to a crocodile. Both animals here in the photo are no more. This again depicts the harsh world these animals stand for.