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Rare White Giraffe Discovered

Posted in 2017, animals with tags , , , , on September 19, 2017 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

Conservation Rangers were left stunned after the discovery of an extremely rare white giraffe and her calf.

Rumours had circulated of a white giraffe and her baby in the local area of the Ishaqbini conservation, in Garissa County, Kenya, but rangers finally got to see the real thing after a tip off in June, this year.

The group of giraffes appeared calm as the Rangers got closer and seemed undeterred by their presence. A ranger said: “While observing the magnificent long necked animal looking at us, I could not help but see the fading reticulates on their skin.

“It was evident that the colouration, especially on the mother giraffe, was not as conspicuous as the baby.”

Photographer Jerome Guillaumot came across the scene of a Mongoose taking on FOUR lions… and winning!

Posted in 2014, animals with tags , , , , on September 2, 2014 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

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They are known as being among the most dangerous predators in the world, but these four lions were left with their tails between their legs after they were brought down a peg or two by a brave mongoose.

Despite being much smaller than its four challengers, the aggressive mongoose growled at the big cats and even bit one of them on the nose.

Photographer Jerome Guillaumot came across the scene in the Masaa Mara National Park, in Kenya, after spotting the four young lions surrounding the terrified marsh mongoose.

It soon became apparent however that the carnivore, while being less than 2ft tall, could handle itself as it avoided each attack by dodging and growling at the lions.

The mongoose finally managed to escape from the predators into a nearby hole, but remarkably re-emerged to re-engage the confused cats.

Mr Guillaumot, 54, from Montpellier, in France, said: ‘She was watching out for the lions that were still around.

‘Then against all odds, she ran out of her hiding place and the fight resumed. Why did she take this risk? Impossible to know.

‘But she was still fighting fiercely. In some way, the confrontation changed. The lions seemed confused, uncertain what to do.’

After bewildering the lions further, the mongoose made its final escape into a covered area unscathed and the predators were left to lick their wounds.

Award-winning travel photos

Posted in 2014, animals with tags , , , , on July 16, 2014 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

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This is by far the MOST gorgeous animal picture I have ever seen

Lionesses and cub, Masai Mara, Kenya

Lionesses and cub, Masai Mara, Kenya

How new era of Islamic fundamentalism is spreading fear and chaos around the world

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2014 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

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Internet flooded with images and videos of executions from Sunni militants aiming to topple Iraqi government; At least five die in Kenya attack just days after Al Qaeda-inspired group Al Shabaab kill 60 in twin massacres; Islamist militants Boko Haram feared to have snatched 90 villagers in Nigeria after kidnapping 300 Christian girls.

Attacks between Christian and Islamic militia in Central African Republic ‘risk creating conditions for genocide’; Sudanese woman freed from death row for marrying a Christian is re-arrested for not using her Muslim name

From a beheading in Iraq to the hard-line repression of religious freedoms in Sudan, a string of extremist acts in recent weeks have raised the worrying spectre of a new era of Islamic fundamentalism spreading across the world.

Over the last month, the world’s media has been awash with gruesome images of barbarism – pulled into sharp focus in recent days with the barrage of horrific videos and hate-filled messages pouring onto the internet from Sunni militants in Iraq.

But it is far from restricted to that country alone. In just the last few days:

Footage has emerged showing armed militant children as young as eight watching as an Iraqi prisoner is executed by ISIS, while another shows a captured Iraqi police officer being beheaded;
At least five people have died in an attack on Kenya’s coast just days after Al Qaeda-inspired terror group Al Shabaab kills 60 in twin massacres;

Islamist militants Boko Haram are feared to have snatched 90 villagers in the same area of Nigeria where they seized nearly 300 Christian schoolgirls two months ago;
A human rights group has warned that revenge attacks between Christian and Islamic militia in the Central African Republic risk creating conditions for a genocide reminiscent of Bosnia in the 1990s.

Just last night, an explosion in a Nigerian shopping mall killed at least 21 people and injured 17 more as the nation prepared to watch its football team play Argentina in the World Cup
Also yesterday, a suicide bomber killed himself and wounded several security officers at a hotel in Raouche in Beirut, close to the Saudi Arabian embassy

Mark Bridger was on safari in Kenya when he took the pictures of this lazy lioness taking a nap in a tree in the Maasai Mara national park in Kenya

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2014 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI
British photographer Mark Bridger captured the sleeping cat while on safari in the country

British photographer Mark Bridger captured the sleeping cat while on safari in the country

Mark, 45, was in Kenya for seven days after winning a photography competition and was amazed to get these shots of a the lazy lion.

Mark, from West Malling, Kent said: ‘I was on safari for seven days and I was waking up at 6am every day and staying out for about ten hours in order to take the perfect shots.

‘We were in a safari jeep with no sides when I spotted the lionness up the tree.

‘Maasai Mara is one of the only places on the planet where lions sleep in trees. It just doesn’t really happen outside of Kenya so it was great to see.’

Mr Bridger says he woke up every morning at 6am and stayed up for ten hours in order to get the perfect shots

Mr Bridger says he woke up every morning at 6am and stayed up for ten hours in order to get the perfect shots

Lions sleeping in trees, while not unheard of, is not common. They prefer to sleep in packs on the ground

Lions sleeping in trees, while not unheard of, is not common. They prefer to sleep in packs on the ground

Mark took his photographs of the lazy lionness from the safety of the Jeep, and the docile big cat didn’t even notice.

Mark said: ‘If I had stepped out of the Jeep I am told she would have jumped out of the tree and killed me for sure.

‘It was amazing to see such a power creature looking so lazy, hiding up in the tree. I’m glad I managed to capture the moment.’

Lions are mostly active around dusk, when they hunt, or at night, and spend most of the day time asleep

Lions are mostly active around dusk, when they hunt, or at night, and spend most of the day time asleep

Mr Bridger took the pictures from a Jeep while in the Maasai Mara, one of the few places lions sleep in trees

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2598081/Just-lion-This-lazy-lioness-caught-cat-napping-branches-tree-rare-moment-captured-British-photographer.html

A Lioness Adopts a baby antelope. A short documentary that will open your eyes.

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , on October 7, 2013 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

A lioness in Kenya has adopted a baby antelope- and later other cubs from a different animal species. This short touching documentary will open your eyes and rethink about how humane animals can be. A must watch

 

Lioness ngorongoro crater kenya

Lioness ngorongoro crater kenya (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

English: Lions in Masai Mara National Park, Kenya

English: Lions in Masai Mara National Park, Kenya (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

No act of kindness is too small

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , on September 19, 2013 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

In spite of the title of this HBO documentary, no act of kindness is too small. Hilde Back, a thoughtful woman with a modest salary in Sweden, sponsored the education of Chris Mburu, a needy boy with high intelligence in Kenya. Years later, inspired and grateful for what Hilde did, Chris decided to start his own scholarship fund, named in her honor, to help smart kids from poor families in Kenya. The film spotlights their beautiful friendship and how their “small act” is being paid forward.

English: Orthographic projection map of Kenya ...

English: Orthographic projection map of Kenya highlighted in green. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nyla Rodgers : Hope is an Action

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 17, 2011 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

Another Amazing Woman On Ikners.com

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2011 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

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