Photo Credit: Richard Lough
A female cheetah sits atop a termite mound. Tourists have stayed away from Kenya's game parks since the country was rocked by tribal violence following last December's disputed presidential elections.
|Masai Poaching |
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|The Massai people of Kenya count their wealth in cattle -- not dollars. For those living around Kenya’s world famous Masai Mara National Park, the relationship between people and predators like lion and leopard is a delicate one. Traditionally the Maasai would kill any predator that preyed on their cattle. That stopped when a program began compensating them for their losses. But the program is now threatened with being wiped out and the Maasai are once again brandishing their spears. Reporter Richard Lough went to the Masai Mara to find out why. |