Lioness Kill

In Tanzania, we went spent several days in Tarangire National Park going on game rides. We saw many animals, but the most memorable part was watching a lioness for several hours. She was sleeping in a tree, until she pounced upon a wildebeest.

Lioness Kill

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Zebra First Steps

We saw a lump beside a zebra and went to investigate. Mom was extremely aggravated because she wanted to run away from our vehicle. She kept calling the baby. It finally stood up and followed Mom.

Newborn rolling upward

Newborn rolling upward

Newborn standing

Newborn standing

Newborn standing

Newborn standing

Newborn following Mom

Newborn following Mom


Photos 1, 3 and 4 by Dawn.

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Hippopotamuses

Hippo

Hippo


Hippo

Hippo


Hippo sparring

Hippo sparring

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Babies

Baby elephant, ostriches, lion and warthog.

Baby elephant

Baby elephant

Family of ostriches

Family of ostriches

Cub

Cub

Warthog with babies

Warthog with babies

 

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Cheetahs Hunting

Got to watch four cheetahs hunting for gazelle and reed bucks. Mom was teaching her three sons to hunt. The strategy was Mom would chase the antelope toward the sons and they would take it down. They tried twice. Mom chased the antelope toward the sons, but they missed both times. Part of the problem was they would not cross the water and gave up. In the end, they rested on a termite mound and crept away when the neighboring lion pride took an interest.

Eyeing the prey

Eyeing the prey

Running toward the prey and river

Running toward the prey and river

Double back

Double back

Wrong side of the river

Wrong side of the river

Chasing to the left

Chasing to the left

Chasing to the right

Chasing to the right

Resting after losing prey

Resting after losing prey

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Lion Photos, Gallery

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Cape Buffalo

Note the yellow-billed oxpeckers on the buffalo’s back.

Cape buffalo

Cape buffalo

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