A leopard's cub is a leopard's cub, it does not flee at the sight of a wild beast.
The grass of the buffalo (or Zebra) is in its belly, as for the grass on its mouth, it may die with it there.
Only the surrounding soil knows that the baby field mouse (pinky or pup) is sick; The Mice’s grass lining to the nest is the only thing that knows that a young field mouse is ill.
A bird does not change the way it chirps.
Those who rose up early in the morning, when the locusts were inhibited by the cold, filled their bags.
An elderly or leader can be asked to do something; the ant sent the elephant on errand. The ant sent the elephant on an errand
The elephant is not burdened by its own tusks; The elephant does not find its trunk heavy.
The crow refused to wait for the arrow but escaped by hopping from place to place. The crow survived through jumping from one place to the other.
What grows old will stoop; the skull of a baboon is now (usable as) a scoop.
What sort of kindness is it for a hyena to keep watch over a dead body? ; Is it the Chief ’s heart for the baboon to look after bambara groundnuts?
Zvine manenji kuti gudo ripunzike mumuti; Zvine manenji dede kuwa mumuti; Zvine manenji kuti mutiro aputsike mumuti
It is shocking for a baboon to fall from a tree.
Dogs must only be set on a duiker when it shows up.
There has to be something that has killed it, the owl cannot be killed by the wind.
It is the tough luck of the owl to be labelled a witch wherever it appears. The owl appears at night, hence it is said to be a witch.
To refuse the meat of a polecat means you must have that of a hare.
A hare does not escape a scorched veld twice.
It is a lack of intelligence of tortoises to laugh at each other’s shells.
What made the hyena fat are bones. What made the pig fat are pumpkins.
The Rock-Rabbit (dassie) failed to get a tail as a result of instructing others to go and get a tail on its behalf.
It is the heart’s choice, the tortoise chose shells.
How cold must it be that (even) a tortoise climbs a tree?
Too many mice in one nest have no lining for their nest.
Do not count the number of mice using their tails
The polecat or skunk cannot sense its own stench
A polecat (skunk) is not skinned in public.
Dindingwe rinofara richakweva rimwe kana rave iro roti mavara azere ‘vhu; Dindingwe rinonaka richakweva iro kana rokwehwa roti, ‘mavara angu azara ivhu’; Dindingwe rinoda kukweva kuri kwaro, kana iro rokwevewa roti mavara aro azara ivhu
The cheetah enjoys dragging its prey, but if it were dragged, it would protest that “my lovely spots are covered in soil”
Since the hyena is such a coward, how many skeletons of it does one see?; Since crows are usually cowardly, how many died?
The baboon may be ugly but it does not eat something that died on its own (a natural death); However black the crow is, it does not eat a thing that died naturally.
(Do not try) To measure the length of a snake using a bast or a string when the snake is right there
An owl being seasoned with salt now thinks, "I am a now chicken too".