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It’s baby season in the Kruger National ParkBy ATTA®
It’s always a wonderful experience to see wild animals with their babies. The Kruger National Park is currently teeming with newborns and visitors have been sharing sweet moments between fierce predators and their little bundles.
Among them is a hyena mother, trying to take a nap while her adorable cubs climb and clamber all over her. No rest for the wicked.
Interestingly, female hyenas have about three times more testosterone in their bodies than males, making them more muscular and aggressive, according to Africa Geographic. This also leads to females developing a ‘pseudo-penis’, through which they give birth.
Females usually give birth to two cubs at a time, but the mortality rate for newborns as well as first-time mothers are quite high as the labour process is extremely difficult for the mothers and cubs often suffocate while being born.
There are also three darling lion cubs, taking immense interest in a tree branch. Finally, cheetah cubs play the day away in Golden Hour.