The creation of new life in the animal world is always exciting, and none more so than in South Africa, a country which is home to an incredible amount of wildlife. Many of our volunteers who travel to this beautiful country like to extend their travels post volunteering by heading off to explore the country in more detail. This often involves a safari or two, and people love to pair their volunteering trip with the chance to see some of South Africa’s famed wildlife up close and personal. Some of the most popular times to head off on safari are in the wet season (November to March) as this is when many of the species in the area give birth due to an increase in food and vegetation. So today we wanted to take a look at some of the baby animals you may be able to spot if you time your volunteering trip to coincide with Africa’s baby season!
The Different African Animals That Rule The Roost When It Comes To Cuteness
The Little Lion Cub
This fearsome feline will one day become king of the jungle.
The Cunning Cheetah Cubs
Run away whilst you can, because in a few years these youngsters will be able to run at speeds of up to 75 miles per hour!
The Cute Caracal Cub
With those impressive ears, caracal cubs can hear all of the compliments you throw at them about their cuteness so keep them coming.
Bouncy Baby Elephants
It’s dusty out in the African bush, so a shower is always welcome
The Little Warthogs
Whilst they do not grow into the prettiest of animals, young warthogs are well worth keeping your eyes peeled for!
He might be a lot smaller than his parents, but this young giraffe’s long neck comes in very useful when being nosy!
The Rampant Rhino
Baby rhinos don’t look anywhere near as scary without their horn!
The Always Hungry Hippos
Young hippos are hard to spot beneath the water, but look carefully and you could be rewarded.
A Pack Of Wild Dog Pups
Last but by no means least, look how cute the elusive wild dog puppies are!
It is worth remembering that all of these animals are wild, and there is no guarantee that you will be able to see them if you head of on an African adventure. However if you decide to travel in the rainy season your chances do increase, so why not start planning your trip today!
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