Saturday, 8 March 2014

Newborn Kudu Calf

Kudu calves have been appearing all over the reserve for a few weeks now, by the time we see them, they have mastered the use of their legs and are expertly jumping all over the place. While out checking cameras with head researcher, Tara Pirie, we saw next to us in tall grass a very young kudu calf. It was very wobbly when trying to walk, and was still a bit wet, so could only have been a matter of hours old. Kudu, like many antelope, leave their calves in safe spots for a the first few days of the calves life, so it was not unusual to see one so small on its own, it was just unusual to see it at all.


Written by Becky Freeman
www.ontracksafaris.co.uk

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