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Re: Kruger babies - impala lambs

Unread postby Stephens.L » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:26 pm

I have left Skukuza on Sunday to visit all the camps in the north. So far I have only saw one baby impala :dance: outside Shingwedzi Camp this afternoon. It is unfortunate :cry: that i could not take a picture, because you know how mothers are with their little ones. She immediately ran for a cover before I could even lift my camera. I have until Friday in the field and hopefully I will see another lamb.
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Re: Kruger babies - impala lambs

Unread postby jaytea » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:12 pm

Hiya! We also saw our first impala baby near Skukuza on the 2nd nov and our second today on the S100! Every herd we pass gets scrutinized! On the road again tomorrow - but I will try to post a photo ASAP! Soooooo cute!
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Re: Kruger babies - impala lambs

Unread postby Weltenman » Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:07 pm

We saw our first little ones on the main road between Mopanie and Shingwedzi close to Mopanie Camp on the 4th November. We also saw another two this morning on the S56 between dodging of breeding elephant herds. Will post pictures once I have a stable connection.
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Re: Kruger babies - impala lambs

Unread postby iedman » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:16 pm

Impala lambs on S144 and S49 around Mopani these past 3 days.
Wobbly legs for one, so very new!

Also today 3 Tsessebe calves on S143 Tropic of Capricorn loop.

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Re: Kruger babies - impala lambs

Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:51 pm

Is the new life and new season not just so special. New beginnings. We have also see baby giraffe and the sweetest little warthogs.

Another observation I have made is that the baboon love to stick close to the impala once then lambs drop. I know there is a relationship between the two, but I see no baboon with impala herds without babies. I do know baboon eat the impala young. Would love to learn more about this relationship.
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Re: Kruger babies - impala lambs

Unread postby Weltenman » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:21 pm

Back in "civilization" of a city...here are the couple of lambs we saw.

4 November: Main Road close to Mopanie Camp towards Shingwedzi.
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6 November: S56 Mphongolo Loop.
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Re: Kruger babies - impala lambs

Unread postby hilda » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:29 am

BEAUTIFUL Weltenman! Thanks so much for sharing! :clap: :clap:

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Re: Kruger babies - impala lambs

Unread postby VicRob » Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:48 pm

Have seen lots now, loving the little dolls :D

Looks like they have to grow into their ears :lol:
So happy we got to see them before heading home.
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Re: Kruger babies - impala lambs

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:27 pm

We saw a wobbly little chap on the road up to Olifants camp yesterday, and then a couple more in another herd just a little further along. None today on our way down to Skukuza.

I will add pics to my trip report in a short while.
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Re: Kruger babies - impala lambs

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:12 pm

There are also little warties all over, so cute.

Some pics I took yesterday near Olifants:


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Re: Kruger babies - impala lambs

Unread postby Elsa » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:19 pm

They are soo cute and always seem so curious.
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Re: Antelope: Impala

Unread postby LaeveldLeeu » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:31 am

Saw my first impala lamb of the season on the Phabeni road yesterday (10 Nov 2013) .

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Re: Kruger babies - impala lambs

Unread postby Stephens.L » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:08 am

Finally, I have managed to see the impala babies for the year 2013. The first one was outside Shingwedzi on Monday 04 November, even though I could not take a picture. While I was still mournful about missing a picture, I was rewarded with another sighting few kilometres before Satara.

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Re: Kruger babies - impala lambs

Unread postby Ian Grant » Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:05 pm

Saw plenty of the little babas whilst around Lower Sabie this past weekend - too cute! :D
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Re: Kruger babies - impala lambs

Unread postby flying cheetah » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:51 am

Saw lots of Impalababys around Satara last weekend and today my first one in the North (near Mopani).
Also heard my first Woodie for this season today, otherwise everything is very quiet..
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