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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Leopard in a tree

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Elephant fun

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One of the cheetah brothers

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Giraffe pair

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Hippos

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Giraffe tail!

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Baboon and baby

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Waterbok (I think)

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Rhinos

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Big macs!

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Guinea fowl

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African wild cat (domesticated version)

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Fighting giraffes

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Crocodile in the sun

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Buffalo!

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Petting a cheetah. I’m in heaven….

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A kudu (I’m pretty sure….)

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Lion hunting buffalo

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A wildebeest — a complete abomination of nature

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Us in front of a baobob tree

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Zebra butt

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An eagle (I think)

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Baby elephant with a stick

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Baby elephant challenging adult buffalo. Guess who won?

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Warthog!

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Elephant at sunset

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A friendly giraffe

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A curious mongoose

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Lion lapping up water at night

About theschneiduks

Lisa has a degree in biology and another in law and has spent the last 20 years working as a patent litigator. She is a voracious reader of young adult dystopian fiction and watches far too much bad tv. She loves pretty much anything to do with zombies, and doesn’t think there is anything weird about setting an alarm at 6 am on a weekend to stumble to a pub to watch her beloved Chelsea boys. Robert has had many professions, including a chef, a salesman, an IT guy and most recently, a stay at home dog dad. He speaks Italian and hopes to learn Spanish on this trip. He loves nothing more than a day spent sailing, hopes to do more scuba diving, and rues the day he introduced Lisa to football (i.e., soccer).
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