Conrad’s bestiary

 

CHECK OUT THE BABY ELEPHANT 🙂

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Painted Dogs

 

A pack of 11 Painted Dogs after a successful hunt, Hwange national park – Zimbabwe

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Rhino – there are fewer than 10,000 rhinos left in the world…

 

White Rhino, Madikwe National park – South Africa

 

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Kudu

One of the few animals able to eat the deadly poisonous euphorbia plant

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Cheetah

 

Cheetah, Madikwe National park – South Africa

We met four brothers relaxing on the air strip

 

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Lions

We met lions in all types of environments. They are one of the most adaptable of predators.

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Zebra

Their “pajama” stripes create an optical illusion to confuse chasing predators.

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Giraffe

One of only a handful of animals who have color vision.

The males fight so brutally that they occasionally break their necks in the process.

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Pic – 1 – Two young giraffe are practising necking each other.

Pic – 2 – Three giraffe posing for a picture!

Pic – 3 – An endangered Rothschild giraffe.

 Elephants

Elephants have an incredible memory and can remember events which happened 30 years earlier.

They are eerily quiet, earning them the nickname of “grey ghosts of the bush”.

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Pic – 1 – No, this elephant is not dead, on this rare occasion an elephant is lying down to sleep.

Pic – 2 – Young elephant is learning how to use its trunk.

Pic – 3 – Two elephants from different families fighting for a water source.

Ethiopian Wolf 

The world’s most endangered canid – only about 500 are estimated to still be alive, all of them living in Ethiopia’s Bale and Simien mountains.

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Rock Hyrax (Dassie)

To counter their arch-enemy, the eagle, hyraxes have evolved to be able to stare directly at the sun.

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Birds

1 Marabou Stork

2 Martial Eagle

3 Bee Eater

4 Fish Eagle

5 Ethiopian Ground Hornbill

6 Unknown (for now)

7 Bee Eater

8 Red Billed Hornbill

9 Buffalo Weaver

10 Superb Scarlet?

11 Ostrich

12 Ostrich

13 Lilac Breasted Rolla

14 Ostrich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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