Lost Wildebeest Calf Thinks this Blue Hyundai Is Its Mother – (Happy Ending)

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What a priceless sighting to have encountered. This baby blue wildebeest wanders off from the crowd and, realising he may be lost, he finds a “replacement” mother in this nifty blue vehicle. Smile everyone, there is a happy ending to come for this little guy…This sweet footage was captured by Zaheer and Asma Ali while in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

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He tells LatestSightings.com: “The Kgalagadi is known for its vast desert plains and open landscapes with dunes of red sand. We were traveling up to Mata Mata, one of the camps, which is the border into Namibia when we turned a corner and came across this little wildebeest calling and standing next to the car in front of us. We were shocked to see that the wildebeest calf moved and stopped when the car did.

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At first, we didn’t understand what was happening, but after a few minutes of viewing the wildebeest, checking our surroundings and seeing that there wasn’t a herd in sight, we realised that he was probably lost and the had taken to the car in front of us as its mother. We knew it was a natural instinct for him to follow the biggest moving object closest to him, as he would have done in the herd.

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We moved quite a distance away from the calf so he didn’t get hurt by the car’s tyres. We drove for about another 4-5km like this in search of a herd of wildebeest. The whole way he was crying out for us to stop, at the same time we saw him run through a puddle of water, which was sweet.

Eventually, the herd of wildebeest appeared. There were around 50 wildebeest in this herd… the calf stopped and within 5 seconds the mother came running towards him and they were reunited. He immediately started suckling on her.

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