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Masai Mara, 2003 (scan of film negative).

 

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Not really babies, but still young.

 

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By the way the mother cheetah in the photo is Kike (of Big Cat Diary fame). She is the second generation of cheetah to start jumping on vehicles, after being taught by her mother, Amber, in 1999. When we were there in 2003, she was teaching her cubs to do the same. It is thought that Amber was the first to learn this behaviour, without being taught, and it was then passed on to subsequent generations.

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Duba Plains, Botswana, 2006.

 

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"Oh no.....bath time!" - taken in Kwando, Botswana, 2006.

 

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A baby only a mother could love.......Marabou Stork chick, Kwara, Bostwana (2006).

 

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Virunga, October 2011

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Ngala in the Timbavati - October 2010:

 

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Exeter River Lodge, Sabi Sand - Sept 2011

 

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Some more baby photos taken in Duba Plains, Botswana (2006)........

 

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Baby Eastern Tree Hyrax - Ruaha, Tanzania (2008).

 

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Big marsh, Ndutu, April 2013- one of 2 , two-month cubs

 

 

 

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White Rhino mother and calf, Sabi Sands, 2007

 

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Wow some real cuties on this thread. :)

 

Kruger August 2012. Mother spotted hyena thought baby was getting to close to us and carries him away

 

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You can't have a "babies" thread without piglets! I'm sure there are many piglet photos sitting on hard drives.....

 

Taken in Kwando, Botswana.

 

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This youngster still has some of the umbilical cord attached. Taken in Kwando, Botswana.

 

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PP - that baby hyena sequence is wowzers!

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Now who do these fluffballs belong to :D

 

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Here's Mum and Dad

Egyptian Geese taken in Kruger at the Biyamiti Weir

 

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Thank you @@Sharifa for adding some variation to this thread.

 

We need to add some baby ungulates too.

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Tsessebe calves in Duba Plains, Botswana.

 

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Impala fawn - Kwando, Botswana.

 

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On the 23 November 2012 we were driving back to Urikaruus Camp in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. It was 6.15 pm and in November you have to be back in camp by 7.30pm. We thought we will just get back to camp and relax and see if anything turns up at the waterhole - spotted hyenas and lions usually visit in the evening. About 3 km south of the camp we found this little guy all by himself in a tree. We had heard that Barolong, the female in the Urikaruus area had been seen a week before with two cubs. He has since been named Tshidi and he was about 5 months old at the time.

 

Yes, we with him till 7.25PM.

 

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South Luangwa - Baby Puku

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There is a Part Two to Thsidi, the young leopard :)

 

He climbed down from the tree, posed for us B)

 

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and then came even closer settling down about 3 meters away - a really magic moment

 

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Part 3 of Tshidi.

 

We found him again the next morning at the foot of the tree

 

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and his sister Seleka was on the tree

 

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Tshidi then went up the tree

 

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and Seleka came down

 

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