White Wildebeest – Guide: Gareth Broekhuizen
During an airport transfer we spotted a single white Cookson’s Wildebeest in amongst a herd of 45 individuals. An albino adult is rarely seen let alone a herd of 45 wildebeest so the transfer was put on hold to enjoy the great sighting.
Many thanks to Heather for the super images.
We’ve had some great game viewing this past week – both in the air and on the ground. John Starr has generously shared some of his spectacular images with us from his stay at Tafika Camp.
An immature Fish Eagle attempts to steal a meal from a Yellow-billed Stork
A Marabou Stork zooms in for landing at the Yellow-billed Stork colony
A Tawny Eagle devours a Slender mongoose posted by Jennifer Coppinger
A Lilic-breasted Roller mobs a Martial Eagle
A friend of mine from The Netherlands told me that he liked the Zambia animal articles I have been inserting in my company’s newsletter and did I have any hippos, well the answer is yes and this is a hippo story!
In July of 2012, Patrick and I were on the bank of the South Luangwa River watching hippos when two of the males started fighting in the water. They went at it pretty hard until the larger male jabbed the other one under the jaw with his two large teeth that face forward.
The energy from their fight is incredible since they are fighting for mating rights and a spot on the river.
The tusks are long enough to puncture organs if they attack from the side. The photos below give you a little idea of the ferocity of their attacks.