Four of the Great Five

Something happened to the Mara Great Five – a male coalition of 5 males. Today we found only four of them sleeping deep in the bush. After waking up at 5.30 pm, one of them started making loud calls. These sounds spread over 2 km and meant for communication over long distances. The calling male then led the group to the area where most probably the member of a coalition had been lost. All four were limping on front limbs, which could be a result of fighting with someone the previous night. It is hard to say what had happened to the missing male. He was a co-leader of a group and often a decision maker. Such strong concern of only one male in a group can indicate his close relationship with the missing brother.