Monday, November 12, 2018

South Africa Day 7

I think you might get the best photos of African wild animals in a zoo. Second to that is perhaps in a private animal park. Apparently we visited one.


Zebra everywhere. So cool.


Nice knob.


Who can see more than enough zebra.


Wildebeest.


I don't know why but I thought a rhino was about the size of a small cow. No! They are huge.


They eat grass, not meat, but hate humans.


Impala in Kruger Park are about to be culled as there are so many of them. They are terribly cute.


Lazy lioness.


With children?



Daddy lion is here to look after you young cubs, if he does not kill the cubs.



What are these animals. I forget. Not kadu. I just can't remember and google is not being helpful.




This is an elephant, in case you did not know.


They'd be buffalo up the hill.

Don't mind us Mr Giraffe.


A really good place to see wild animals and the public facilities were really good too.



Did this all happen on the same day? I am not sure but I think so. We boarded this vessel for a lunch cruise. It was really nice.


Knysna Lagoon, I think.


The entrance to the open sea.


Housing on the way back. It was once an island owned by the same people for one hundred plus years. It was sold to a property developer, and you know what they do.


Then it was to Monkey Land. The lighting level in the jungle was low and very few of my photos turned out well. Here is the best of them.





Oh my mummy, what a large nipple you have.



Lemur, native to Madagascar.


Tortoise on its way to somewhere. It moved fast enough and I can see why it may have won the race against a hare.


This is a really small monkey, often napped as a pet, but they turn nasty on their owners.



I uploaded this photo, but I am not sure where it was taken. Maybe in our accommodation for the night. Oh yes, it was a four star high rise hotel. Very nice. More window views to come.


32 comments:

  1. Successful animal spotting. Loved the view from your hotel.

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    1. Marie, it was good animal spotting.

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  2. The view from your hotel was spectacular, and would have kept me enthralled.
    When I looked at photos of monkeys I had taken in India I was surprised to see how many of them were pleasuring themselves.
    Loved the zebras.

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    1. EC, we had so many good views. Rather a lot of info on Indian monkeys but boys and girls do what they do.

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  3. They have a lot of antelope in Africa. I think that might be Waterbuck in the first photo and Bontebok in the second ;)

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    1. Snoskred, I remember the name Waterbuck, and I think that is what they were. No memory of Bontebok.

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  4. Beautiful animals, one and all.

    Such an interesting, educational and wonderful trip you had, Andrew.

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    1. Lee, is was all those, and hard at times, but we coped.

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  5. Culling impala in Kruger Park is cruel and short sighted. Send the excess impala off to other wild animal parks or even zoos, so that people can enjoy them. And they can survive as a species.

    My birth name means "deer", so I am totally committed to keeping the entire deer family alive.

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    1. Hels, yes, that is a good thing to do. Especially so as it is your name.

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  6. I'm reading along and enjoying the photos, then this creeps into my mind: we Yanks say ZEE-bra, and the British say ZEH-bra. I wonder what the Aussies say? Perhaps you can clear that up for me? ;)

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    1. We Aussies say Zeh-bra, most of our speech and spelling too is British in origin.

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    2. Same as the British.

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    3. Walt, I would pronounce it as zeb rah, which I guess is what Diane and River are saying.

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    4. Thanks! I suspected as much, but wasn't certain.

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  7. LOVE the monkeys, that photo with them at the fruit table is great. I think your lazy lioness is a young male, all that chest hair suggests the beginnings of a mane, which the females don't have.

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    1. River, your knowledge of lions is amazing. I don't have chest hair. Am I a girl lion?

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  8. It was great that you got to see so many animals.

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    1. We did that day Diane, and saw many more later at Kruger Park.

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  9. The antelope you can't identify is a Waterbuck, the one with the white legs is the Bontebok, indigenous to South Africa and prominent in the Garden Route.
    Great views from your room and the game park had loads of animals. What a shame about the impala culling.

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    1. Thanks Sami. I know you you will have it right.

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  10. amazing series of photos.
    greeting- evi erlinda

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  11. Now this is what I would go for. As you know, I love all animals.
    It looks like you were in a safari type vehicle when going through the preserve. What a wonderful way to see the wild animals.
    My friends do not always agree with me, as to why I bred my dackels to hunt down wounded game.
    Our deer herds must be culled or they starve to death or become vehicle dangers. Each kill must be logged by fish and game, and the hunting season here in New Hampshire is a month long.
    My little dachshunds were trained to only hunt down animals that a hunter had injured but not killed. Once the animal was located it can be humanely dispatched.
    Out of the 15 dachshund I bread8 of them became great trackers. Only two of them are tracking now. The others have retired to be much loved pets.
    The view from your room was amazing!
    Thanks for all these wonderful travelogue reports.

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    1. Maribeth, who would want to leave a badly injured animal to die a slow and painful death. They provide a required service, no doubt.

      Thanks.

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  12. Fab shots Andrew, so exciting to see these lovely creatures. It makes you wonder how rich hunters can get pleasure from hunting them ✨

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    1. Grace, that is the bit that gets me. What possible pleasure could there be in killing animals like that?

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  13. I would have loved to watch all these animals. A nice stop on your trip. I get your comments again in my mail and read all your posts about SA.

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    1. It was good Gattina, and we saw more animals a few days later. Can you tell your EU not to introduce any more website privacy measures.

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  14. Yikes, those rhinos, well I'd hate to have one running straight at me, or even nearby.

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    1. Absolutely terrifying beasts, Strayer. Their hides look like the bounce bullets off, but sadly they don't.

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