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Love the latest additions - gorillas and anteaters - two baby animals I'd LOVE to see in the wild!!

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These 2 baby capybaras were lying in the sun at Fazenda Pousada Alegre, Northern Pantanal, July 2013. P1020888.JPG

 

This nursing capybara was seen in the Porto Jofre area, Northern Pantanal

 

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a baby capuchin monkey drinks milk from an acuri nut, Pousada Piuval, Northern Pantanal, July 2013

 

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a baby howler monkey hangs on tight while its mother feeds upside down, Pousada Piuval, July 2013

 

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Bat Eared Fox cubs

 

We spotted these cubs enjoying the morning sunshine as we were descending into Ngorongoro Crater.

There were 4 to begin with but 2 ducked straight back into the den but these 2 were curious enough to sit and watch us for a while - one a bit braver than the other.

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Beside the Mbololo Stream in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya

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Here's a favorite from a trip to Mala Mala Game Reserve in July 2012. You can see more of the 5 week old leopard twins on my website: www.wildliferhythms.com under the Wild Reality Section. The gallery is called Leopards V: Most Adorable Blue Eyed Babies.


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Cheetah babies at Mashatu, Botswana

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Chacma baboon baby at Duba Plains

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a larger baby...a zebra less than one week old Moremi

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Rwanda, August 2005

Canon 350D, 75-300 lens, ISO 800 or 1600 (First trip with digital rather than film - great to have the flexibility in the low light)

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Proud mother and new baby

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Mother looks at us, but is not concerned (Taken at 90mm)

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Something is happening, but I am safe with my mother

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african wild dog pup, taken in Sabi Sands. No special technique.

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and another

 

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now they're on the move

 

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Pretty they certainly are not

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Not pretty? How can you say that! I think they're adorable.

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I think they can be adorable and still not pretty. Just look at that evil expression.

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They don't look evil to me. I always think there's something sinister looking about cheetah. It's the orange eyes that freak me out.

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These guys, on the other hand, I think are amazingly cute. Especially when you remember what they look like when they grow up

 

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Yes, they are cute. When they're really young they're a bit wrinkly, but they go through a super cute phase before getting ugly.

 

Having said that, my mum has a real soft spot for hyena, even the grown up ones. I'm not sure I get it.

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Having recently spent an hour or so walking accompanied by two adult hyena, my disposition towards them has improved dramatically!

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I don't see any evil expressions from the wild dogs - it's a serious look, a look that says I've got to learn to survive. I think they look adorable. And the hyenas May not be pretty, but I find them handsome!

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As we were leaving Ndutu on our way to Ngorongoro we spotted this Grant's Gazelle near the road with a new born foal (calf/cub/pup? :unsure: )

Salim, our guide estimated that the young 'un was no more than 15 minutes old.

 

we watched it wobble around and eventually find its way to Mum for a suckle.

 

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@@Soukous beautiful photos - I've always heard the term "fawn" used to describe baby gazelle and impala.

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thanks you for that @@africapurohit, I should probably stick to using the terms 'baby whatever' or 'young whatever' or maybe just post a multiple choice box so people can tick their preferred term. :P

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I've always called them cubs, but maybe because they are cats it should be kittens :P

 

anyhow, this is a young lion

The light was horrible with really strong glare off the leaves and my cloning sucks big time, but his (her) face is just so cute.

 

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I've always called them cubs, but maybe because they are cats it should be kittens :P

 

anyhow, this is a young lion

The light was horrible with really strong glare off the leaves and my cloning sucks big time, but his (her) face is just so cute.

 

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I had a play in Photoshop to see if I could improve the photo.

I managed to get rid of most of the blown highlights on the leaves (albeit rather clumsily) and added a bit of warmth to the cub.

 

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I think I prefer the original post

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A cub, I guess, at Hwange,on the waterhole of Little Mokololo

 

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