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Luislang's visit to Addo : March 2006

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Luislang's visit to Addo : March 2006

Unread postby luislang » Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:05 am

We visited Addo on Feb 12th. It was a scorcher! 43°C. (I noticed Night Owl also mentioned it elsewhere). I felt so sorry for the animals. They were all trying to hide under the smallest of bushes. I've never seen an ostrich's wings hang.

Addo now has a lovely thatched verandah at the restaurant. While we were sitting there ±13:00 having lunch a tour group, more elderly people, just arrived back from a day trip. There faces were flushed from sunburn, while they held there hats trying to protect there faces. They all made a dash for the restaurant. I don't think they will ever forget the African sun.

Here are some photos of which you'll be able to see how the animals seeked relief from the sun.

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Some aerials at Carols Rest

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Ellies bathing at Gwarriedam for AGES!

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Cool & wet nest

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Ellies at Hapoor

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Skukuza is my name

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Who's territory is this?

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Tsessebe at Domkrag dam.

Enjoy!
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Unread postby luislang » Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:15 pm

Salva & Nic
Thanks for pointing that out. We always get confused with the english names as we call them mofhartebees & basterhartbees in afrikaans (lichties & tsessebe).
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