Saturday, 21 January 2017

Day two at Sweetwaters

After a night filled with the sounds of lions roaring in the distance we were out early (0630) to catch the animals at their most active.  We saw a spctacular sunrise over Mount Kenya which was cloud free.

The pictures tell the is all about the animals!  We search for something in particular and end up seeing something unexpected.  Today we discovered that this Conservancy is the home of the last three remaining Northern White Rhinos, the species having been hunted to near extinction.  As the only remaining male is reaching the end of his life span it looks as though the species cannot be saved.  So sad...and even today these three are kept behind fences and guarded in military style to prevent further poaching! The picture first below is one of the females...the rest are self explanatory...

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