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Jess Shillaw

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Jess was born in Kwazulu/Natal but grew up in Cape Town. Having an innate love for all things wild but getting to spend little time in the bush while growing up, she headed straight for the Lowveld after school. She completed a guiding ...

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on Which Animal Makes you Laugh the Most?

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Wendy Hawkins
Senior Digital Ranger

All baby animals are adorable, but the ellie babies do it for me as they are so “brave & strong” I will chase those hoomans away from us mom! Thanks for this beautiful & funny post Jess. Enjoy the day in your paradise

Jess Shillaw
Contributor

Thank you, Wendy! I agree all young animals are adorable to watch as they learn how to be an adult!

Ian McLaren
Explorer

Like you, Jess, definitely the young elephant.

Irene Henkes
Digital Tracker

I agree, that trunk is it! However, baby rhinos come a close second……………

Jess Shillaw
Contributor

I agree!

Jess Shillaw
Contributor

I agree, rhino calves are high up there on my list!

William Paynter
Digital Tracker

For me Jess, it is definitely the baby elephants.

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

the young ellies

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Like you, Jess, I Think there are lots of funny encounters with different animals, depending on the situation. I remember a yellow-billed hornbill last year in Londolozi throwing a beagle with long hard wings into the air, again and again, till the hornbill was able to eat it. Of course, it was not funny for the poor victim, but it was definitely funny to watch. Or once I watched warthogs and baboon chasing each other round a lodge area, up and down some steps in the garden area. It was hilarious.
And of course the many sightings of cubs playing, or monkey/ baboon babies playing.
And , of course, young elephants are always very entertaining. One once quarreled a little with a younger sibling and pushed the baby. The baby cried and mummy rushed up to us because she thought we were the culprits. Luckily the guide was able to convince her that we were totally innocent onlookers.
That’s the wonderful thing about the bush: there are always so many surprises and amazing encounters among and with the animals. It makes one a addicted.

Jess Shillaw
Contributor

The warthog and the baboons chasing each other sounds hilarious! I agree, everyday is different in the bush with a new surprise around each corner!

Willa Stanger
Explorer

Of course, baby elephants. But dwarf mongoose can be quite hilarious, too.

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

For me it’s a draw between young ellies and cubs – watching young cats playfighting is just hilarious.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

I’ve observed many funny animal antics, but I have to agree the little elephants are the best. Watching them play in the water, rolling in dirt or “charging “ vehicles, ears flapping, never ceases to make me laugh. Thanks for this dose of laughter in theses videos today.

Jess Shillaw
Contributor

I’m glad you had a good laugh! I love it when the elephant calves roll around in the mud!

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

The little elephant is too sweet for words, but I also love the leopard cubs playing with their mothers. Yes Jess I could watch small animals all day long, there is just something about a baby animals that makes me smile.

Jess Shillaw
Contributor

Yes I agree, watching young animals learn about their world around them can be so entertaining!

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Hi Jess, the funniest African animal to me is the widowbird. Its dance to win his lady’s heart is too funny also the high chirping sound. A real spectacle!

Jess Shillaw
Contributor

That is true, didn’t even think of birds but they can be so entertaining too!

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Definitely a “smile” blog!!! We love the antics of baby Ellie’s too!

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Elepahnts are 2nd to monkeys sizing up the menu on the various decks!

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

Eli’s are certainly high up there …but gosh any baby animal/mammal or bird are just magical to watch as they struggle to get a grip on their lives. Loved the videos, photos and the laughs Jess …..thank you for sharing ❤️🙏🏻

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