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Sightings Discussions - Sunday 1 June 2008

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Sightings Discussions - Sunday 1 June 2008

Welcome to a new day of sightings discussions on Sunday 1 June, 2008!

Please label your posts NK for Nkorho, and EP for Elephant Plains.

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That was interesting a couple of the smaller elephants looked to me like they wanted the rhino to move but he/she didn't.  Then when the landi came the elephants moved off. The rhino only moved off for a little while but is now back having a rest in the water Laughing

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Lots of elephants at Nkorho. Smiling

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Oh my - I've never seen a giraffe kick up its heels that way before! At least four of them at the NK watering hole now with another incoming ... drinking looks rather uncomfortable. Every once in awhile they appear to be looking directly at the camera.

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4 giraffes now. One shows some interest in the cam. Eye-wink

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Giraffe drinking - now there's a good fly-swatting tail!

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Thank you, Janine! I certainly had not seen a tailless zebra before on Africam. I imagine that early escape will have made that zebra fairly wary and wise - perhaps it will now live a long and prosperous zebra life. It had a good roll and then walked off, with two different types of bird on its back helping with the fly population. Must be a bit hard not having a tail.

I am looking forward to more good viewing during my stay in France; this is the first time since finding Africam that I have been fortunate enough to be in the same time zone as South Africa. Same time zone, different season. Eye-wink

All is quiet at the moment, however. 

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Welcome FrancaV

That is not very normal for a zebra not to have a tail normally the Zebra has lost its tail either when it was young and an adult zebra stallion attacked it or a lion may be responsible for the loss of the tail in either case this means this zebra had a lucky escape. 

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My first post ... apologies if I get this wrong!

A few minutes ago the NK cam was on a zebra with only a short stub of a tail. Is this very common? I couldn't tell if the tail was somehow amputated or if perhaps the zebra was born that way. The tail was still trying to swat flies, but somewhat ineffectively!

Franca (from USA but temporarily in France)

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