A little while in the park we saw some zebra. They’re beautiful animals. In Imfolozi Game Reserve Anne told us that zebras used to be all black but they adapted white stripes to balance their body temperature.
|Anne told us zebras used to be all black!|
Then we saw a troupe of baboons. The old males look very wise and royal.
I was looking out for animals and I saw a smooth rock in the ground with a trail round it. Later we found out it was a warthog rubbing post. A warthog would find a large rock in the ground and would run around it until the rock was smooth or he had no fleas.
Along the road there was a small patch of swamp. On a dead bush was a tall beautiful crane. Its throat was brown and it had a white splash under its eye. We looked in the bird book and saw it was called a darter.
At the swamp there was also a Malachite kingfisher. It was beautiful. Next we saw a Mouse bird. The name suits it.
We also saw a mummy elephant and a baby. The baby was very small compared to the mum.
|Mummy and baby crossing the track in front of us.|
Today was a day for seeing mums and babies. We saw mums and baby:
- warthogs and
|Two more mums and babies|
All you could see of the baby warthog was its back and its little tail poking out of the long grass.
The baby giraffe was standing at a distance and at first we thought it was an adult. Then we saw the body of a giraffe in the trees and realised the first giraffe must be a baby. Then mum went over and stood just next to the baby.
|Giraffes are so graceful.|
Here’s a full list of the things we saw:
African crowned eagle
Southern red bishop
Cape glossy starling
Bugs and Other
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