Have a drink!

These are two pictures of our “Thanda Youngster” enjoying a drink. The mums patiently provide the milk. The Elephant calf is two weeks old and the Lion cubs are about three month old.… Continue reading

For real!

Male Giraffes are often sparring (a “not serious” fight for training). Today we watched two bulls fighting for real. The impact of the skull (ossicones) onto the opponents body sounded very painful.

One week old!

Today I saw our newborn Elephant calf for the first time (born last week). It was difficult to get any pictures of the little one, because the cows surrounded it at all times.

Many “Firsts”!

In the last few days I had quite a few “first” Thanda sightings. First I go to see our new Female Cheetah, then a Black Rhino and the four new Lion cubs. Today… Continue reading

For the first time!

Today I saw the new Lion cubs of the Thanda North Pride for the first time. The first-time-mom allowed us a few minutes of looking at the four cubs before she led them… Continue reading

Fight or Flight?

Last night I had my first Black Rhino sighting on Thanda. Bheki, my tracker, spotted this beautiful animal thirty meters from the road. For a few seconds one could almost see a pendulum… Continue reading

Green!

I have promised to post some pictures of Thanda after the recent rains. These three pictures of Giraffes on the savanna, a White Rhino  on a grassy hill top and an Elephant bull… Continue reading

Small Excitement!

The small male Elephant in the picture got a bit excited when he joined in a mud bath with his elders. He knew all the moves to intimate us and the other bulls, he… Continue reading

Brothers!

These two Cheetah brothers have a strong bond since many years. Unlike female Cheetah, who are always solitary, Cheetah males often form coalitions. Being able to groom one another is one of the… Continue reading

Let’s play, Bro!

This young juvenile Lioness is playing rough with her brother. I “found” this picture when I was organizing my pictures which I took before the rains. I like the action. We have two… Continue reading