This morning we once again braved the wet weather conditions and went on drive sort of expecting not to see too much. Boy was I wrong!

Not long after we left Southern Camp we happen upon a herd of Blue Wildebeest crossing the road, and noticed that two of the cows were in labour. As this is something few people witness, we decided to sit in the pouring rain and experience the birth of a brand new baby wildebeest.

Gestation period for a Wildebeast is roughly about 8 and a half months, with calves arriving from around September into December and even as late as towards the end of January.

It is truly an amazing experience witnessing a birth, even in soaking rain and see a newborn taking its first wobbly steps.

Westley Lombard – Southern Camp

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