Mother knows best

Mother knows best

In the Ngorogoro Crater in Tanzania, I was pleasantly surprised to see my first sighting of a Crested Crane with her chicks and I must say what a treat it was too see them run, play and learn to hunt, but what amazed me was how caring and patient the mother was with the two trouble makers.  Every time one of the chicks ran too far away the mother would come running after to keep them safe from the dangers of the world, all the while trying to teach them how to hunt and survive for themselves but no matter how hard she tried, the chicks just wouldn’t listen. That was until she pulled out the juiciest worm I had ever seen.   From then on everything was serious as if they were learning an hour before the exam, but like most teenagers they got bored and started to play again pretty quickly without any concern for anything else.