Hello all, apologies for the lack of a blog over the last couple of weeks but a hectic schedule and an erratic internet connection (prbably because of the rain) have kept us off line for longer than planned.
As you can see from looking at the Wildlife Direct blogs, East Africa is suffering a bad drought yet in West Africa we’re getting almost too much rain. It has been more than two weeks since we have had the pleasure of seeing the sun…. rain, rain and yet more rain has filled the skies. Good for water reserves but so many grey days can bring down even the most optimistic! Yesterday the sun made an appearance giving us a splendid sunny day. The locals (both man and animal!) took advantage of the heat, putting things out to dry…. See for yourself!
We hope that the lack of rain critically affecting so many of our fellow bloggers and many others on the continent comes to an end soon.
After our last blog posting we’re happy to confirm that Babe’s new baby now has a name thanks to all of you. As her big sister is called Bintu, some of the suggestions we received fell a bit too close in sound, so we’ve opted for Theresa’s suggestions of … BASMA; in her comment Theresa told us that this was Swahili for smile, let’s up she provides many smiles for us in the future. We’ll have a new picture of Basma for you soon.
Just to let you know that all of our newest arrivals are doing well and settling in under Posseh’s careful care and receiving the best of attention with the recent return from her well earned break of our resident vet, Dr Rosa. Here they are:
We’ve got some great news on its way to you soon on our next post about Gaura and friends…!