12th April 2010:
We recently had two giraffe give birth on the Johnniesdale / Shindzela, Timbavati Reserve concession,and last week, guests were lucky enough to come across one of the giraffe with a newborn that was still struggling to get up, and who was still full of the blood and mucous from birth. Sadly, two days ago, we found this baby had been caught and killed by a leopard. It looks like the other youngster born about a month ago was killed by lions. We found leg bones being dragged across a game drive road, Shindzela, Timbavati Reserve (as shown by Dave) – in all likelihood, the spotted hyena’s spirited some of the carcass away from the area of the kill.