Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Lion Country Safari, Part 2
As we came to the Gorongosa Reserve, we were both surprised to see that the lions were behind fencing, unlike the rest of the park; they were not fenced in when Sandi was last there. So you'll have to forgive the (unfocused) fencing in front of their faces. Despite it's annoying presence, (I'm sure it was there for good reason) I was pleased with the shots I was able to get....
The next area was the Gir Forest, named for a well known National Park in India. Here we saw the Kulan (also known as the Asian wild ass), the fastest equid, it can run up to 70km/hr for short periods of time. They are native to Turkmenistan.
The Blackbuck, a species of Indian antelope, is a beautiful animal. The male's ringed horns curl 3-4 times and are about 2 feet long.
The Asiatic Water Buffalo, true to their name, love the water, and spend a good deal of the time almost completely submerged in their pond.
Look at the size of their horns!!
Next up, we'll visit the Serengeti to see Eland, Watusi, Waterbuck and Wildebeest, and then we'll move on to the Rhino, Zebra and Giraffes.. I hope you'll continue on the safari with me.
"If we kill off the wild, then we are killing a part of our souls." ~ Jane Goodall