Friday, 23 August 2013


Monkeys on the roof, dassies in the dining room and kudu in the garden (all thirteen of them, lying there chewing the cud and occasionally coming to stare at us through the dining room window), and it's an absolute circus in the afternoons, when the house is surrounded by giraffe, wildebeest, kudu, eland, gemsbok, impala, warthog, baboons, zebra and guinea fowl - all waiting for food.

This is Chumley, a heterohyrax with a bent back leg. He arrives in the house every morning at breakfast, demanding a handful of cabbage leaves. Many of these animals (including Chumley) have never been near us before, but they knew where to come for help.  And now, thanks to all our wonderful donors, we are able to start giving them what they need.

No hope of a peaceful dinner when Patience is watching us!  She has a four month old calf and is struggling to feed it.  In fact, she's so hungry that when I put out mealworms for the nightapes, I found her eating them.   And it wasn't a mistake - she took them on the following night too.

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