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September 1, 2013 East Africa Bush Tails

Lamai’s Little Ones

We have had an exciting week around Lamai Camp where we have met the latest newcomers to our resident Dwarf Mongoose and Rock Hyrax family.

1Good morning!

Whilst this Dwarf Mongoose pack has around 15 individuals it is only the dominant male and female mongoose that breed, though the other pack members help feed and care for the offspring.

2Playing in front of their den

3Group hug!

4Venturing out away from the den

Four baby Rock Hyraxes were discovered right next to one of the rooms where they are frequently seen playing on a rock formation. The Hyraxes are very entertaining to watch and often give us great amusement with their generally lazy behavior, short bursts of activity and at times peculiar social interactions (as depicted in last weeks blog).

5Watchful mother

6Ready to play

7Wink Wink!

Watching these adorable babies play has definitely been a highlight of this week.