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Video: buffalo gives birth in the Timbavati!

EXTRACT FROM THE FOLLOWING THIRD PARTY SOURCE: Latest Sightings 

This special and heartwarming moment of a buffalo giving birth was captured in the Timbavati Private Nature & Game Reserve by field guide Morné Hamlyn. 

“Other people on the game drive called in a herd of buffalo in the area. We drove to the sighting and found this large herd of Cape Buffalo close to a thicket next to a dry riverbed.”

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“When we approached the herd, we noticed one female standing to the side with her back legs slightly apart. We looked and realised that we could see the feet of a calf sticking out; she was giving birth!”

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“The sun was setting fast, night was coming. Night brings predators to life, so the thought of hyenas and lions passing by created a lot of tension and excitement as to what was going to happen next.”

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“Finally mom gave the final push and the youngster arrived in the world.”

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“After watching the birth, we waited until the calf stood up and drank for the first time. ”

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