While on Safari in 2013, we were introduced to
Sausage Tree Safari Camp’s only wildebeest.
Willie had lost his life partner and their offspring to hungry lions a few years ago.
Willie decided to join a herd of impala
in the hope that he would be overlooked by hungry lions.
Willie was spending his days feeling protected by the large number of impala with whom
he now shared Sausage Tree plains.
We thought Willie would live forever.
Or at least die of old age.
Alas! Leo had other ideas.
Earlier this week we received the sad news that Willie had met is match.
A hungry Leo decided that Willie was a more satisfying feast than impala…
and Sausage Tree has lost its only wildebeest.
However, Willie did not go down without a fight.
Leo’s belly may have been full, after the kill, but he is now sporting a black eye
thanks to Willie’s valiant attempts to escape.
And so the circle of life goes on.
Thanks Liam for allowing me to use your photo