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Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls 2nd time

sunny 40 °C
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This time was different from last time, didn't travel around Zimbabwe as much as last time and I got to meet new lions.
Sango & Swahili, 11 months old.
Echo & Etosha 17 months old.

I have alredy met these lions the first time when I went to Gweru the breeding center, I was very dissapointed when there had been no lion cubs born in 2008.

Swahili like Lina are very jumpy and moody about people touching them.
On walks with her I have seen her very patient on stalking different kind of animals, from birds to warthog.
Sango almost like Lungile at that age very lazy not too good at hunting or just couln't care less.

Echo & Etosha is and other story, I have been on many lion walks with them and every single time we encountered other species of animals they just do nothing.
One day we saw baboons they just ran back to us, then later on that walk we saw kudus, think Echo saw them first, and they were only about 5 meters from me. Later that month they ran after a warthog about 150 meters away. Several times we've seen baboons on the walks, but they never really did anything but sit there and watch. When my stay was about to end I spent the night with them because there have been some wild lions close to their enclosure and because of that encounter with the wilderness the E's didn't get much sleep, I had no idea that lions snored and at one point when I was sleeping I suddenly woke up and saw Etoshas face next to mine, scared yes, he took me by suprise, that night we could hear all kinds of animals including the wild lions. That same morning on a client walk they caought a baboon, I would like to say that I had something to do with it :)

Posted by trang87 12:41 Archived in Zimbabwe Tagged volunteer

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