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Camera trap photographs of Grévy’s zebra on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch

By Yvonne de Jong & Tom Butynski, Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme

Grévy’s zebra Equus grevyi are not often observed on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. The two adult male Grévy’s zebra observed on Christmas Day, 2014, were the first records for this species on the Ranch in several years. A citizen science survey, ‘The Great Grévy’s Rally’, conducted in January 2016, found that the number of Grévy’s zebras in Kenya is between 2,257 and  2,443, and that Laikipia County supports the largest number of this ‘Endangered’ species in Kenya (Berger-Wolf et al. 2016).


Woodchat shrike (Lanius senator) on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch

By Tom Butynski & Yvonne de Jong, Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme

On 28 December 2016, at ca. 1,800 m asl on the Sinyai Lugga, northern Lolldaiga Hills Ranch, Per Aronsson obtained photographs of an adult male woodchat shrike Lanius senator. This record brings the total number of bird species known to occur on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch to 379.