As we suspected, she has given birth and yesterday afternoon as the Game Drives left the Lodge, she was located carrying a cub out of the Lodge heading north.
We can almost pin point to the day we believe she gave birth, the 16th of December, and since then she has been in and out of the Lodge on an almost daily basis.
We have been speculating as to how many she cubs she has had, Raymond is convinced just the one, I was hoping for two, but all indications are Raymond is right…again!!!! She left Camp with this little bundle of “fluff” yesterday afternoon heading north, and from what we can ascertain, she has not returned to move anymore, but again, time will tell.
She has moved the Cub into a secluded river bed about a kilometre north of the Lodge, and there we have left her be until she decides she is ready to bring the little one out and introduce it to us. Gary managed to get the below picture as she wondered right past his vehicle, completely unfazed to his presence, what a privilege, and now it is up to us to give her the respect and space she needs until she is ready to bring the “little one” out again to meet us.
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