South Africa Trip 2014 – Animals

South Africa is in the southern hemisphere, so the further South you go, the colder it gets. That explains the penguins near the Cape of Good Hope!

The Pilanesberg Game Reserve covers 215 square miles and contains 7000 South African native animals. We woke at 5:00 a.m. for a dawn animal viewing and did another one for three hours around dusk.

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this isn't too far from Antarctica!

this isn’t too far from Antarctica!

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the rock hyrax is actually kin to elephants

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roadside baboons try to get into cars for food

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male ostrich always looking out for predators

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giraffe peaking over the bushes to see who had come to visit

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why DID the zebras cross the road?

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breakfast time!

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weaver bird nests hang like Christmas ornaments from small trees

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Southern masked weaver

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orange weaver with some building material

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who interrupted my breakfast?

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a kudu says “I can hear you!”

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just passing through