Martin on move

After Martin had lost his brother in October 2015, he had been roaming at the Hammerkop area of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. For the last 5 months, he was often seen near the ravine and in the open plains close to the bridge, sharing the area with a leopard, a clan of hyenas, and a pride of lions. However, soon after the coalition of five cheetahs came into the area, Martin disappeared. It is known that single cheetah males can be successful if the number of the male coalitions in the area is limited, but it becomes difficult for singletons to hold territories alongside with cheetahs in groups. Martin travelled for over 40 km and now is in the Mara North Conservancy. In contrast to the reserve, where during the daytime Martin adapted to countless numbers of the tour vehicles, in the conservancies, he encounters pastoralists and livestock. As an experienced male, he avoids dangerous interactions, regularly hunts and keeps good shape.