Bandia Wild Animal Park

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.

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Heading out.

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First sighting, the largest antelope in the world, the Giant Eland, originally of West Africa. Amazing curved horns.

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Close up.

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A first look at the “horse” antelope.

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Close-up 2.

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My favourite horse of all.

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In the distance, a 1-week old baby giraffe.

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Mama giraffe.

 

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Papa Giraffe : ) (his colouring is darker)

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Papa giraffe.. showing off the right flank this time ;-)

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Rhino explanations part i. White rhinos are not actually white.

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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.

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Looks docile but can get riled up if needed.

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Water buffalo. Also looking docile, also can get riled up.

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Ostrich dance 1.

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Ostrich dance 2.

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Ostrich dance 3.

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Oooh look over there! (more beautiful gazelles).

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All ladies in this group, with one gentlemen gazelle to accompany them.

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He enjoys herding the ladies that go too far from the group back to the group.

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There they go!

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Baby giraffes part ii. The cutest most graceful baby animals imaginable.

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Stripes are always in style :-)

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