Somewhere in the divine timing of right-after-rainy-season (when the foliage is still nice and green) and before-the-ostriches-get-aggressive (and visiting the park gets a wee bit more dangerous)… we visited the wild animal park of Bandia.
Here’s sharing some of our visit with you through images.
First sighting, the largest antelope in the world, the Giant Eland, originally of West Africa. Amazing curved horns.
A first look at the “horse” antelope.
My favourite horse of all.
In the distance, a 1-week old baby giraffe.
Papa Giraffe : ) (his colouring is darker)
Papa giraffe.. showing off the right flank this time ;-)
Rhino explanations part i. White rhinos are not actually white.
Rhino explanation part ii. “White” is a mistranslation of the dutch word “Wijd” meaning wide. Truth be told this guy is wide.. and weighs more than 2 metric tons.
Looks docile but can get riled up if needed.
Water buffalo. Also looking docile, also can get riled up.
Ostrich dance 1.
Ostrich dance 2.
Ostrich dance 3.
Oooh look over there! (more beautiful gazelles).
All ladies in this group, with one gentlemen gazelle to accompany them.
He enjoys herding the ladies that go too far from the group back to the group.
There they go!
Baby giraffes part ii. The cutest most graceful baby animals imaginable.
Stripes are always in style :-)