Of course, as we went
along in the Etosha Park we occasionally saw animals not near the
waterholes. Like a bachelor herd of springbok.
Or even, very exciting, three white
They were a mother, her daughter from a couple years ago and
her more recent daughter also. Note teeny second horn on the baby.
They are called white because of their wide, square mouths used for grazing
(eating grass). The Afrikaans word for wide is weit, and it got
Anglicized into white. The black rhino has a prehensile mouth almost like
the end of an elephant's trunk which is used for browsing (eating leaves).
They were just going along...........
..........looking for shade. This is what they decided
was as good as they would find and they settled down here. Any is better
than none as the middle of the day approached.