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A newborn wildebeest calf takes it’s first steps

29 Feb 2016 by Ndutu Safari Lodge

Today, surrounded by so many thousands of wildebeest, we were able to focus on just one as she gave birth. From birth to trying to stand: 2.23min; standing at 4.20mins and hunting for a drink 9 minutes later.

Having been unceremoniously dumped into a howling wind, the poor little thing shivered and wobbled uncertainly before finally locating the milk bar. By the time we left, 15 minutes later it was following Mum. Wonderful to watch.

- Video by Ndutu Safari Lodge