Het heeft even geduurd maar nu toch Roodpluis vastgelegd in de tuin, knabbel, knabbel op een nootje uit z’n voederhuisje. Meer plaatjes volgen…
Two cute little baby elephants enjoying a bath @ Houston Zoo! Nice to share 🙂
Original video at the Houston Zoo blog… http://houstonzooblogs.org/elephant/
We do have a Botswana Safaris on offer, departing 5th of July 2009!
***200 Euro off ***
This is our excellent Botswana Adventure Trail Safari, 18 days full off adventure. Featuring Mapungubwe, the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Central Kalahari Game Reserve (Deception Valley), Maun, Moremi Game Reserve & the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park including the Savute area (e.g. see also National Geographic movies like Lion’s of Darkness, Eternal Enemies – Lions vs. Hyenas), the Chobe River front and the Victoria Falls (Livingstone Zambia). Read more!
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (South Africa side) Gemsbok “courtship circling”, the female gemsbok (not at the picture) is moving away from the bull. Very interersting sighting as most of the time these antilopes are just feeding, resting under a tree or walking through the bush. The bull is trying to move behind the female to sniff her backside. The erected tail (see picture) and the foreleg lifting of the bull (not at this picture) are clear signs his is ready to mount the female. The bull did finally mount the female but she rejected him by moving away.
Mapungubwe National Park, South Africa. A lot of South Africans do (unfortunately) not know their own Mapungubwe National Park. Being relatively new this National Park at the Botswana / Zimbabwe border is worth visiting. It’s both a World Heritage Site (read more at the SANPARKS website) and a good place to watch Elephants at close range! This family decided to supply us with the bum shot, a popular wildlife pose in general!
Tongasabi Safaris visiting the Mapungubwe National Park:
Some nice lion pictures taken at the Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana. This big male lion walked by the Land Rover a couple of times at less than 3 meter! Check the wounded and torn lower lip. Both lionesses started roaring, calling for their mates!