Almost time to leave the nest

White-Backed Vulture (Gyps africanus)

He just gave me enough time to take the picture then he disappeared back in to his nest. Breeding season is June to September in KwaZulu-Natal. One egg is laid and both parents care for it for 58 days. Once hatched, the parents take shifts to care for the chick. The chick receives food from both parents and begins to leave the nest between 108-140 days after hatching. The vulture chick is fully independent around 5-6 months later.

Pongola Game Reserve Special

Pongola Game Reserve is running a special on both our fully catering lodges, Nkwazi Lake Lodge and Mvubu River Lodge from 10 October 2018 – 10 December 2018 @ 40% discount only R750.00 / person / night sharing, dinner bed and breakfast. Terms and conditions apply.
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Mvubu River Lodge

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River Views …

There is nothing like a Pongola Game Reserve River Cruise. Viewing wildlife from the comfort of a steady boat provides the ideal platform for great pictures.

Pictures by Christian Sperka Photography

 

More from ‘The Twins’

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Our notorious Elephant twins are fat and healthy, and being sighted quite regularly. They were seen recently crossing the Pongola River from one side of the reserve to other and were in a playful mood which created a wonderful opportunity to get some beautiful images of them. The level of the river is low at the moment, due to the current drought situation in the Province, and they regularly cross from one side of the reserve to the other.

Picturee by Wim Landman