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Stillborn Tsessebe - Warning: may find images distressing

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africapurohit

This is the sad story of a tsessebe cow who was trying to give birth to a stillborn calf - but as movement from a newborn calf is required to complete the process, it was not possible. These images were taken during an afternoon drive in Kwando (Botswana).

 

A guest in one of the other Kwando vehicles was a vet and offered to intervene to save the mother, but was told he was not allowed to. The mother's distress was evident and the guides felt she would not survive the night, most likely to fall victim to hyenas.

 

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bushmaniac

So sad that what should be the start of one new life, becomes the end of another. Thank you for sharing.

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