This was really a miracle!!!
In the morning game drive, we met several unexpected guests. They were the Wild Dog. Our driver Samuel is a skillful driver that he drove for the company for about twenty years. He told us that this was the third time for him to witness the wild dogs and last time he met the dogs was five years ago. Unlike the ‘Big 5′ mammals, Wild Dog is not a famous species however it is endangered and is more difficult to find. In recent years, the government and other NGO have done a lot conservative action to help the them. Nevertheless the number of the wild dogs are still decreasing. So I think people should pay more attention on this species. If not they will disappear someday.
After the morning game drive, we went to the Samburu village to visit the natives there. They were extremely passionate that they danced a welcome folk dance and sang a wedding song for us. After then, we started to divide into groups and followed the village guide to visit their inhabitant. The natives used to live in small hut which is made by cow leather . Nevertheless after the drought which three years before, all of there cows were dead. Besides they are now using grass and paper to build their house.
Some of the natives know English as they attended school when they were young. So we can communicate with them easily. I chatted with a boy who is only older than me one year. He was worn in their traditional dressing and holding a spear. He told me many things about their daily lives and traditional culture. After hearing his words, I think that the over exploitation and the human activities greatly affect their lives and traditional culture.
In the afternoon, we went to the game drive again. This time we witnessed two leopard laying on the rock and tree respectively. Perhaps they were resting and spying on their prey. They looked extremely might. Moreover this also made us feel more thrilled.
Leopard is very similar to cheetah. Their most distinctively difference is the spots on the body. Cheetah has black marks running from the corner of eyes while leopard doesn’t have. Furthermore the size of a leopard is relatively larger than a cheetah.
Comparing to the rhinos, they seems to be more abundant, but their trend is actually decreasing. I suppose that habitat loss due to human activities is the most likely reason that lead to the problem.
Hope that we can discover more unexpected and rare species!