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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh my!

Today was an incredible Safari day at Pilanesberg Game Reserve. We saw more varieties of animals today than I've ever seen there in one day. We saw Hippos, Blesbok, Impala, Kudu, Wildebeest, Warthogs, Zebra, Elephant, Rhino, Giraffe, Crocodile, Turtles, a giant Monitor (spelling?, it's a big lizard,) and for the grand finale, Lions.

Unless you're with a professional tracker it is very rare to see Lions in the game park. I've only seen them once before from far off. This time they were pretty close to the road. They were very sleepy and it took a little prompting from us to get them to raise their heads and look in our direction. We were tempted to kick a soccer ball at them to get them moving, but we decided that probably wasn't such a good idea.

We saw a baby crocodile that was being taunted by some ducks, and a wide variety of cool looking birds. It was an amazing day, I think that everyone was really happy to see as many animals as we did. We probably have around 3,000 pictures between the whole group. Tomorrow we are going to an African church service. They want us to sing a song....we'll see how that goes.

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