Tricky this walking in water for the first time. Young Elephant has a stumble at the waterhole
Elephant at the entrance to Tremisana Game Lodge on the Balule Game Reserve.
Hyena are known as a scavenger but are strong hunters in their own right, killing approx 95% of their food.
The cheetah is easily distinguished by the black tear-stains which run from the eyes to the mouth. The mark is said to help prevent sun glare.
Meaning river Horse in ancient Greek, Hippo’s are semi-aquatic and often remain in lakes, pools and river during the heat of the day. Coming out at night to graze.
Hippos are the third largest land mammal on earth and despite ther large size and small stocky legs can run at speeds of up to 30km/h. Move over Usain Bolt!
This image was taken from the breakfast buffet and eating area at the treehouse camp. The camp is unfenced and much of the accommodation as well as the breakfast dining area overlooks a waterhole.