Around the time that the rainy season kicks in, is also the time that some animal species choose to have their babies. New, fresh grass and leaves come out everywhere, especially after the first rains, so food is plentiful for all on the Reserve.
Whenever you go out for a game drive in this green season, you see jumpy yet cautious first steps and playful jumps of the baby impala and wildebeest, some with their umbilical cords still clearly visible.
So happy tidings and lovely viewings every time they appear around you (which they abundantly do). At the same time, the herd is on high alert: weary of predators who see the babies as easy prey. That is probably also the reason why all these babies are born in these couple weeks of the year and stick close to the herd. Safety in numbers is the important survival motto here!