Life is difficult for Maasai women. They are responsible for gathering the water, milking the cows, building the shelter, cooking, collecting firewood and maintaining the fire.
The lionesses in a pride often synchronise their reproductive cycles so that they cooperate in the raising and suckling of the young.
The Maasai measure a man's wealth by the number of cattle, sheep and goats he owns.
The Maasai diet consists of raw meat, raw milk, and raw blood from cattle.
The illmuran (teenage warriors) are responsible for protecting the village, serving as messengers for the elders, and going on raids to steal livestock from neighboring villages. They become a very close band of fighters and participate in song and dance regularly.
The Maasai start fires using friction from two sticks to create the heat. The fuel consists of cow dung or dried grass.
Adding oxygen to the fire.
Male giraffes use their necks as weapons in combat, a behavior known as "necking".
This stillborn calf head is used in livestock fertility rituals.
The Adumu (competitive jumping dance) is performed during a ten day long ceremony of singing, dancing, feasting, and ritual during which boys become warriors. Those who jump the highest and last the longest are considered especially desirable by the women of the group.
The piercing and stretching of earlobes is common among the Maasai.