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2017 - Week 1
- (Added 15. Jan. 2017 - 11:00)

Hello everybody, and a Happy New Year to all…

We’ll start this year’s blog with a portrait of a ‘wet-nosed’ white rhino calf. Calves at this young age don’t really drink much water, as they are still taking milk from their mothers. But they are often curious enough to put their noses into the waterhole! 



2016 - Bonus
- (Added 18. Dec. 2016 - 11:00)

 



2016- Week 52
- (Added 11. Dec. 2016 - 11:00)

We seem to have got to week 52 before the end of the year… Oh well, makes a good reason to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year. I’ll be back in 2017.

To finish the year we have a very interesting montage that demonstrates group vigilance in ostrich. These images are all taken 2-3 seconds apart. Note how the number of birds keeping lookout changes from frame to frame. It also appears that the males are more often vigilant than the females, although this is hardly a significant number of observations!



2016- Week 51
- (Added 4. Dec. 2016 - 11:00)

The is MY bit of mud…



2016- Week 50
- (Added 27. Nov. 2016 - 11:00)

While we cannot tell from the image whether this sub-adult male lion is actually roaring (rather than making a Flehman response to a female scent) it would be odd to hear him make much sound at all. Sub-adult males tend to very quiet and only start loud roaring when they feel they can start to challenge for a territory. This usually happens after they have dispersed. Maybe he is roaring in very quiet ‘test’ mode…




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