Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Photos taken while in Africa - because of poaching I am not stating where they were seen, we travelled to many places.
Maximum temperature in the Charente today 14C, minimum 0C. Dry. 13km/h North-Easterly winds with gusts up to 25 km/h!!
Impala, (Aepyceros melampus). An interesting fact about the Impala is that mothers can delay giving birth for a month if the weather conditions are harsh.
Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) facing the camera and Hartebeest, (Alcelaphus buselaphus), with its back to the camera.
African buffalo or Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer).
Young South African giraffe (Giraffa giraffa).
White rhinoceros or square-lipped rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). This animal is a hand-reared orphan returned to the wild after its mother was killed by poachers!! Hopefully, it will have a better life than its mother
The rare occasion of elephant twins. African elephant (Loxodonta), they were only a couple of weeks old...
Male lion (Panthera leo). The female was hiding behind a bush. They were both fat and lazy ofter a meal of zebra...
Yellow mongoose (Cynictis penicillata), sometimes referred to as the red meerkat.
See also my Bird blog, I have many photos of birds and I will put most of them on this blog.