On Sunday 22nd October 2017, a mother leopard was sitting peacefully in a tree in Olare Masai Mara along with her playing cub. In a few minutes, 2 unwelcome predators, the Hyenas, arrive silently.

Whenever hyenas see leopards in a tree they automatically assume that the leopard might have a kill hence they come to investigate and sniff around. This is pretty much what was happening here. Once they notice there is nothing of benefit to them then they will leave. Remember, hyenas are incredibly opportunistic so if there is anything they can grab and run off with then they will always be lurking about somewhere. Interestingly it appears that these two hyenas are both pregnant.

Maybe they all had a mutual regard for one another as bonding mothers. 🙂