It’s a month of babies at Kapama!

Mvubu (def): Shangaan for Hippopotamus

Part of our new arrivals is a Hippopotamus baby. It was spotted in one our many natural waterholes on the Reserve.

With a gestation period of 8 months, giving birth in water and its closest relative being the Whale, Hippo’s are magnificent creatures.

Known to be one of the most aggressive mammals in Africa; it is safe to say that we watched the mother and calf from quite a distance as they calmly lay in the water, but with an ever watchful eye on us!

Rangers Story: Jessicah Dunne

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