There really is nothing more beautiful and entertaining as watching newborn 'bush babies' find their feet in the African bushveld. From sunrise to sunset here are a few highlights from my recent trips to the Mountain Zebra National Park, Addo Elephant National Park, and Kragga Kamma Game Park in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
A baby Wildebeest basking in the morning glow of sunrise with mom
Picture perfect Mountain Zebra mom and baby on the run at the Mountain Zebra park shortly after sunrise A rare sighting- A mother Bat-eared fox with her 4 cubs shortly after they emerged from their den Baby Hartebeest just one hour after birth with mom's umbilical cord still visible and on the run already Baby warthogs keeping close to mum At birth baby Rhinos weigh between 88-140 pounds Baby Ostrich chips are born after a 45 day incubation period and curiously born with 3 stomachs Baby vervet monkeys feeding on the run The Burchell's Zebra has body stripes which are less numerous and broader than that of the Cape Mountain Zebra
Elephants have the longest gestation period of all animals at 22months and usually give birth to one calf weighing around 200 pounds every two to four years