I hope this finds you well. Mandy has asked me to give you an update on what the two boys have been up to the past few weeks .
As I'm sure you’ve seen, they have both grown a great deal in the past 2 months. They have just recently graduated onto full pieces of meat, on the bone (and absolutely love it). Yame is sporting a rather interesting mo-hawk already, and George is not far behind. They have started sleeping outdoors in their enclosure, and seem to be really happy there… Yame stalks all the antelope that come by the fence, and George stalks him. Its amazing how that instinct is there already.
They are both extremely loveable and affectionate, and have really grown into their personalities. Yame is soft, and gentle, and a little bit of a scardy-cat, whereas George is a daredevil and loves to explore and even though he is slightly limited with his eyes it doesn’t seem to hold him back one bit! They both love their walks out in the park, which we try to do 2-3 times a week (Im pretty sure they have explored the entire farm by now).
They are both doing well on their meds which they get on a daily basis, and the vet is coming out to assess Georges eyes next week. We had their blood tests done in Dec and the results we received were very good according to our vet. If all goes well we will be doing X-rays on their legs to assess progress of the metabolic bone disease which Im almost certain has also improved. George seems to be in a lot less pain these days, which is fantastic. They are slowly getting there one step at a time.
Nature Conservation was here to inspect the area for their new, bigger enclosure which has passed with flying colours. In phase 1 we have started building their new night pen & outdoor area. In phase 2 we will be building the larger enclosure of 100m x 100m. As Im sure you know this is a huge cost as prices for materials have gone up drastically in the past year. We will have to see how we go forward with this in terms of finances.
I have attached a few photos for you which I took this afternoon. I hope that you enjoy. I look forward to reading the piece you're doing on them. Such lovely boys!