James, what a great new find – I hope it survives
It’s great to celebrate the small things, especially when you live amongst nature.
So when Operations Manager Will Ford came to tell us about the tiny bushbuck that had just been born outside his house, we naturally grabbed our cameras and headed down to take a look:
The resident antelope of the camp might appear to have things easy, but with leopards regularly prowling through after dark, they are not entirely safe, and every couple of months we find a bushbuck or nyala hoisted in one of the camp trees, or a drag mark showing where one that relaxed its vigilance just a little too much had been killed and dragged down to the Sand River to be devoured.
We’ve seen the lamb once or twice since it was born, although the mother is hiding it well. Let’s hope it makes it, and its nighttime bark to warn of the presence of a predator will one day be simply another reason why life in the bush is so magical.
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