The Cape Bird Club

Some of the animals we saw on a visit to the Kruger
National Park
by Ross Wilson.

 

We were very fortunate on this visit to see the big five and plenty more in September 2010.


photograph by Ross Wilson

These young elephants were playing tug with a long root they had found early in the morning.


photograph by Ross Wilson

This matriarch African Elephant was leading her group along a dry river bed.


photograph by Ross Wilson

These Kudu crossed the road slowly in the hot afternoon.


photograph by Ross Wilson

A female Greater Kudu.


photograph by Ross Wilson

White Rhinoceros.


photograph by Ross Wilson                                                         photograph by Ross Wilson

A ranger explaining how to identify a black from a white rhino. The Black are browsers and cut the plant stems off at an ange. See the stick removed from the dung pile, it is cut at approx 45 degrees to the stem when bitten off the plant.


photograph by Ross Wilson

This one getting rather close.


photograph by Ross Wilson

It is time for a snooze for this Spotted Hyaena.


photograph by Ross Wilson                                               photograph by Ross Wilson

Common Warthog.                                           Bushbuck ewe.


photograph by Ross Wilson                                                     photograph by Ross Wilson

Plains Zebra.                                                      .... and some more.


photograph by Ross Wilson                                                                  photograph by Ross Wilson

Greater Kudu, young female.                                          .....and another.


photograph by Ross Wilson

Kudu and Impala feeding collectively


photograph by Ross Wilson

A thirsty Leopard approaching a waterhole in the late afternoon before sunset.


photograph by Ross Wilson

It crossed the road in front of our car.


photograph by Ross Wilson                                                                       photograph by Ross Wilson

Waterbuck.                                                                     ..... and closer.

                                                                                                                                                

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