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