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DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

TALA GAME RESERVE


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Our half-day safari in the Tala Game reserve brought us excitingly close to some of the animals of Africa. We travelled more than an hour away from the port city of Durban and a herd of Kudu were among the first animals we spied upon entering the Reserve.

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These are Gnu, also called Wildebeest.

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No predators are in the Reserve, for obvious reasons, so all the animals peacefully co-exist.

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The group of Rhino had finished a mud bath and were moving on, grazing as they went close to our vehicles.

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Blessbok (“Whiteface” antelope), zebra, ostrich.

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Daytime is sleep time for the Hippo – they are standing on a submerged island. The comical appearance of eyes and ears above water belies the fact that the hippo causes 3 deaths a day in Africa!

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We are keeping a list of animals we have seen in Africa!
By the way, our time is now 8 hours ahead of Eastern time in the US.

Posted by Swenigale 02:11

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