Initially starting off as an exceptionally nervous cub that took us a while to find, viewing of the Ximungwe female’s latest addition was never easy. However, through persistence in attempting to habituate the cub, ie. get it used to vehicles with the use of careful, calculated measures, we have eventually succeeded. As a result, we can share an amazing sighting had alongside ranger Guy Brunskill as the mother and cub play endlessly throughout the morning.
Hippos, in summer, aren’t so common to see out of the water, this changes in winter with the water temperatures dropping quite significantly. In another morning’s drive, we spend a fair amount of time trying to determine whether a female hippo is in fact the mother of twins. Being fairly convinced that they are in fact twins it is so difficult to tell. We will have to see what happens over the next few weeks.
We end off with the Nkuhuma Young Male resting on a termite mound watching a herd of buffalo from a distance, this story was from a little while ago but we felt, that due to the mysterious death of his coalition partner the Styx Young Male, both known as the Nwalungu Males now, we should put it out.
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