Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cool Animals

Recently we took a day trip with a missions team to Mokolodi Game Reserve which is only about 45 minutes away from our home. We did a self drive through the game park and were able to see some pretty cool animals. Rhinos are very rare to see and we got to see 3 of them this day. One of the rhinos apparently had part of its tail bitten off by something recently and the other 2 were protecting her. We spoke with the management of the reserve a few days later and they said the rhino was ok and healing. It’s fun to try to use some of the Setswana we have learned when speaking with the folks there.

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Ostrich-Ntshe (N-shay)

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Warthog-Kolobe ya naga (Ko-lo-bay-yah-na-ha) The setswana word means pig of the forest

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Wildebeest

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Rhino-Tsukudu (Tsoo-Koo-doo). The hurt rhino was laying down behind the male protecting her. That big horn was a deterrent for us getting too close.

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