Zindoga, however, was an unexpected addition to the Jabulani herd. His mother, Bubi, did not show any signs of being pregnant, nor did she show any pre labour signals. We woke up that Thursday morning and stumbled on a joyful surprise, a baby elephant being closely guarded by Bubi and the herd. It soon became very evident that Bubi had given birth overnight, with no strange noises or stirring at all from the herd, which will always remain a mystery to our team.
As he has grown, he has developed thick short tusks and has a standard sized physique for an elephant, but has already grown taller than his mother, Bubi, who is considerably shorter than most of the herd.
Zindoga spends most of his time with Mambo, who was born two years after Zindoga, and is the only other young bull in the herd. They are best of friends and get along very well, though Zindoga often toes the line if Mambo gets too carried away, as he is known to do.
It has been wonderful watching him grow into the fine young bull that he is.
The Jabulani Team.