Beginning

On our recent visit to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park the babies of a wide variety of animals and birds were much in evidence.

Many of the new arrivals were enjoying newly made friendships, like this warthog piglet and nyala lamb in Mpila camp:

The African bush is not by any means a child-friendly environment however, as this little Egyptian gosling’s experience illustrates. Newly hatched, it was following its parents to a pond somewhere in the wilds and was obviously struggling to keep up in the extreme December heat. Not off to an easy start…

You can click on the images above for a clearer view. This week’s photo challenge theme from WordPress is “Beginning

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  8. Nature on the Edge

    Love the way there is cross-species interaction amongst the young – and a warthog and nyala make for the oddest pair πŸ™‚ Watched a baby dassie dashing around after a young mongoose, having a game of tag, until the dassie parents chased the mongoose off.

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