We are excited to share the first images of our new baby hippo at Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa. The Anti-Poaching Unit and conservation teams came across the recent birth two weeks ago.
Aquila Head Ranger, Memory Khumalo, confirms the latest addition to the 10 000 hectare conservancy, is a female.
Hippos spend a total of 16 hours a day underwater, so the babies have to be able to suckle submerged. Luckily, they can close their ears and their nostrils and get food from their mother without breathing in water! Baby hippos will suckle for about a year.
For further information, contact the Aquila marketing office: email@example.com, or +27 (0)21 430 7260