October 6th, 2013

The PUKU is an antelope which breeds all year round here in south Luangwa. But it is very rare to actual see them giving birth as they usually hide away in tall grass.

On my evening drive we witnessed a mother puku giving birth in the late hours of the afternoon. According to the timing of the pictures, it took 17 minutes from the time the baby to be dropped, then tried to stand up, and finally do it and  suckle! We really much enjoyed watching all this, and were very lucky to actually see this.

Patrick

 

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About Patrick

Patrick Njobvu has written 34 post in this blog.

Pat has been with Shenton Safaris since Kaingo was built and was originally trained by Derek in 1992. He is a fabulous guide, fantastic story teller and a firm favourite amongst new and repeat clients like.

One Comment

  1. Jack Wardell October 8, 2013 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Nice shots; Impala easier cause they all arrive just before the rains. Nov 2010 – I tried filming a new born impala standing for the first time – looked great through the viewfinder. More than a little disappointed to find I had been in pause when I thought I was filming. aaaachhh!

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