Sometimes Tiny is Just Amazing!
Monday’s viewing was full of critters on both cams, with a special peek at one of the tiniest elephants we’ve seen in a while. A breeding herd came through shortly after sunset at NK, lots of little ones, young mothers, and a bull elephant that was huge. The mothers seemed agitated, keeping the babies very close and surrounded all while trying to get a drink from the waterhole. Impalas were in the background, but kept their distance, waiting for their turn to quench their thirst for the evening. And then we saw it...a tiny tiny elephant calf, so small he fit easily under his mother’s belly. Insanebushie, one of our much appreciated NK staff members said it looked to be no more than 3-5 months old, still sporting hair on the top of its head. We watched as the elephants moved about almost as though they couldn’t decide who was going where, with some eventually getting a drink. The bull continued to wander amongst the females and youngsters, perhaps his intentions were making them all nervous, or they were picking up the smell of big cats, or maybe they were just all being caring relatives of the tiniest member of their herd. Whatever the reason, we were treated to a few minutes of how precious life in the African bush is, and how much protection a family can really be. Take a peek at the little one and we’ll hope they come back our way very soon. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PICS