Safari Sunday: a newborn impala for a Mother’s Day

Posted by barb on May 14, 2017 in Pictures, Recreation, Travels |

Our safari coincided with baby impala season. The pregnant impalas can control, to some extent, when they give birth, and the babies all drop within a couple weeks after the first big rain. (There are limits, of course – if there’s a drought, for example, they can’t wait indefinitely for the rain.)

On our last morning drive at Chobe our guide spotted a newborn impala – born just minutes before we stumbled upon the mama and baby. We had plenty of time before we needed to get to the transfer for our next camp, so we decided to wait to see the baby’s first steps. It took about 30-45 minutes, and we saw several clumsy attempts, but finally the little one stood on its wobbly legs, and tried to get to mama to nurse.

Newborn impala

Newborn impala

Newborn impala

Newborn impala

Newborn impala

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