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Other animals of Liwonde

26 Jul

As well as elephants, hippos, crocs and birds, Liwonde was full of plants and wildlife.

One of my favourite African trees has to be the Baobab. The Baobab Tree is known as the tree of life, with good reason. It can provide shelter, clothing, food, and water for the animal and human inhabitants of the African savannah regions. The cork-like bark and huge stem are fire resistant and are used for making cloth and rope. The leaves are used as condiments and medicines. The fruit, called “monkey bread”, is edible, and full of Vitamin C. I even bought a jar of Baobab jam at the park office, not tasted it yet though 😉

Baobab

Exploring the bush brought lots of surprises……. warthogs scouring for food…

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Buffalo in the savannah….

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A yellow baboon licking his wounds….

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Beautiful, agile, impala….

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Impala females walking through the bush…..

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A proud male Kudu modelling for the camera…..

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Think this might be his wife…. 😉

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A cute looking Bushbuck…

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I just love the target on the back of the Waterbuck…. 🙂

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Which antelope is camouflaged?

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This last one is my pic of the day…… I love the elegance of impalas, but this one looks lonely….

Lonely impala

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