Blog: calf

Tiny elephant calf

A video taken by Pondoro guide Rul of a tiny elephant calf during a game drive with guests. Elephants can give birth at any time of the year after a gestation period of 22 months. Newborn elephant calves can weigh up to 120kg. This is a time of huge excitement and the rest of the […]

Black rhino charge

A video taken by tracker Eric of a black rhino cow charging at their safari cruiser with her calf following closely behind, as is the norm. An interesting difference between black and white rhinos is that the calf of a white rhino walks in front of the mother and that the black rhino calf would […]

Elephant calf drinking

A video taken by Ranger Rul of an elephant herd drinking at Ngala dam on the 18th of January 2016. I have explained in a previous post about elephants and the amount of muscles in their trunks. To refresh your memory: elephants have 8 muscles on each side of their trunk which is divided into […]

Baby steps

A video of very small elephant calf taken by ranger Rul on the 9th of January 2016. Elephant calves can manage to stand about an hour after birth as they must be able to reach the teats of the mother in order to drink. They will still be fairly unsure on their feet for a […]