We did get to walk to see three of the eight white rhinos on the property. Because of the huge increase in poaching over the last two years, these rhinos have a 24-7 guard. 24 rangers are employed to make sure these rhinos survive. They also help us by leading us to get some good views in their habitat.
|The guns are AK-47s, not capable of taking down a rhino. We learned this afterwards although Linda had it figured out from the beginning.|
|Rhinos in their habitat. We did not get much closer as they were working their way towards a watering hole.|
|We did get close enough for this picture.|
After we got back to the vehicle we drove around the park and saw some other animals.
|The giraffes here were lighter in color than those we saw in South Africa. Same species, just a paler coloring.|
|Warthogs in South Africa never let us get this close or stay long enough for a picture.|
|Waterbucks look to me like they have a target painted on their rump.|
|The ground hornbill is one of the heaviest birds. They do fly, but generally just short distances without much height.|
|A few zebras. They pronouce it with a short vowel sound, not zeeebra like we do.|
|A beautiful sunset to end the day as we sipped our G & T.|