Kruger Safari — Part Deux

Last safari post, I promise… Megan and I tried to keep track of everything we saw in Kruger.  OK, OK, Megan wrote everything down and I pestered her about the new stuff.  Ultimately, we came up with the following list of animals and birds.  I’m 100% confident we missed some, particularly the antelope and the birds.  There were so many birds…. (I didn’t count stuff we only saw at the rehab center).

  • African wild cat
  • Antelope of various kinds, including
    • Duiker
    • Impala (known as the McDonalds of the bush, both because of their availability and the “M” on their butts)
    • Klipspringer
    • Kudu
    • Nyala
    • Sharpe’s grysbok
    • Springbok
    • Steenbok
    • Waterbok
  • Baboon
  • Birds of various kinds, including
    • Blue heron
    • Cormorant
    • Eagle owl
    • Egret
    • Egyptian goose
    • Fish eagle
    • Franklin
    • Glossy starling
    • Gray laurie
    • Hamerkop
    • Lilac breasted roller
    • Long-tailed shrike
    • Nightjar
    • Oxpicker
    • Red billed hornbill
    • Red billed woodpeckers
    • Saddle bill stork
    • Spotted eagle owl
    • Tawny eagle
    • Vultures
    • Yellow billed hornbill
  • Buffalo
  • Bush baby (yes, this is a real thing — they are very small nocturnal primates)
  • Chameleon
  • Cheetah
  • Civit (nocturnal cat-like creature)
  • Crocodile
  • Elephant
  • Spotted genet (another cat-like creature)
  • Giraffe
  • Hippo
  • Honey badger
  • Jackal
  • Leopard (OK, the one we saw was hand-raised and in a pen, but I’m still counting it)
  • Lion
  • Mongoose
  • Porcupine
  • Rhino
  • Rock rabbit
  • Scrub hare
  • Squirrel
  • Warthog
  • Wildebeest
  • Vervet monkey
  • Zebra

A few of our favorite photos are attached.

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