Photo Blog: Double Trouble WildlifeAugust 18, 2017
The animals went in two by two, hurrah! hurrah!
While not many mammals are monogamous, that doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy the company of others. In fact, similarly to the notion of the animals boarding Noah’s Ark, wildlife are often spotted in groups of two or more while on safari. For nature and animal lovers, this is a real treat. As if seeing one lion cub isn’t enough, seeing two is double the trouble and double the cuteness!
Just take a look at these five adorable pairs:
1. A pair of hyena cubs photographed during the wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara. Despite their bad reputations, hyenas are fascinating animals and their youngsters are always incredibly cute.
2. Two young warthogs sniffing out any potential danger in Karamoja, Uganda. With their large snouts, warthogs have a keen sense of smell and use this to source food and detect predators.
3. A couple of zebras enjoying a grooming session near the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Mutual grooming is a common practice between zebras – they take the matter of ‘you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours’ very seriously indeed.
4. Lion cub cuteness times two in Murchison Falls National Park. Belonging to maternal prides with lionesses and other cubs, lion cubs are very rarely seen on their own, and if they are, it’s generally safe to assume something is amiss.
5. A mother Ugandan Kob with her baby. Young kobs are hidden in dense vegetation for the first month of their lives, before joining a ‘creche’ with other mothers and babies. By the time they are three to four months old, the young enter the females’ herds and will stay with mothers until six to seven months.
Whether it’s a couple of siblings, a mating pair, or a mother with her baby, it’s always interesting to see the way wild life communicates and interacts with each other. For a chance to see these animals and all the others who may have stepped onto the ark in the wild, get in touch with us.
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