Hidden beneath Ndumo's waters lies a prehistoric Goddess!
Beneath the turbulent rivers of Southern Africa, a prehistoric-looking creature resides - the Nile crocodile
Beneath the turbulent rivers of Southern Africa, a prehistoric-looking creature resides - the Nile crocodile. In this narrative, we follow the journey of a young, mature female in her first year of motherhood. Witness the tender care she bestows upon her offspring and her efforts to raise them into powerful predators. As she awaits the arrival of spring, she spends her days basking on sandy riverbanks, eagerly anticipating the time to relocate from the pans to the Pongola River for breeding.
As spring dawns upon the land, the largest male crocodile takes center stage, displaying his dominance as he begins his courtship. His bellowing roars resonate through the air, attracting all the females for breeding. After enduring a two-week wait, our female finally mates for the first time. She has successfully crossed the first hurdle in her journey to motherhood. As the momentous day arrives, our female crocodile lays her clutch of eggs in a carefully chosen nesting site. With unwavering dedication, the mother crocodile remains watchful over her clutch of eggs. After a few weeks, the first signs of life emerge as tiny cracks appear on the eggshells. Will the young crocodiles be able to overcome these adversities and make it to adulthood?
The survival of her brood depends on the challenges they overcome and the lessons they learn from their devoted mother. Only time will tell whether they will mature into powerful predators like the prehistoric predecessors before them. Join us in this captivating tale of the maternal journey of a Nile crocodile, where the unyielding forces of nature test the limits of love and resilience.