Vicky's new-born calf

Tue, 2008-12-02 16:49 by nnjiraini · Forum/category:
Vicky with her new calf

Remember Vickie, the VA adult female who was given a collar on 20 December 2007? Well, she just added another member to the already biggest family in the Amboseli Ecosystem. Vicky gave birth to a healthy looking female calf estimated to have been born on 25 October of this year.

Born in 1969, she gave birth to her first calf—Vanna, in 1986 at the age of 17. Her second calf died in 1992 at only one year old. Vaughn is third-born in 1994, now at the verge of leaving the family and going independent. Fourth is Vaclav, also a male born in 1999. Vicky's latest addition to the family indicates that it's been nine years this year since she last had a new-born calf. She must have had a baby in between the years and lost it before we saw the family and recorded the calf, or perhaps she got separated from the family during the time she lost her calf. We wish Vicky's new-born all the best as we keep monitoring her mother.

Vickie's newest

Mon, 2008-12-08 22:38 by Donna

Great News! Thanks.

Vickie's New Calf

Tue, 2008-12-16 18:39 by nnjiraini

Thanks Donna, Vickie's calf is very healthy and hope everything will be alright.

Doubly good news

Thu, 2008-12-04 07:22 by hcroze

Thanks, Norah, that's great news for two reasons. First, a healthy birth is always a good thing. Then, as one of the 'perps' who helped in Vicky's immobilization last year, I'm particularly pleased to learn that the experience of being narcotized did not apparently interfere in her normal life. (Soila, you listening??) Let's hope the news stays good. All best.

Vickie's New born

Tue, 2008-12-16 18:36 by nnjiraini

Thanks Harvey, Soila heard all this!! sure didn't interfere anything in her life, the calf is very healthy. All best

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