The Damara Dik-dik has got to be one of
the cutest little animals you could ever see. They are only 15 inches tall
at the shoulder and their eyes bug out so they can see the enemy coming from all
sides. The black dot below the eye is a scent gland with which they mark
their territories. The dik-diks were all over the Mushara grounds--it's
safe in there since there are no predators inside the fence.
Got a little itch there.
Don't you love this "hair do"?
From the really cute to the so ugly it's almost cute--here's a
big warthog--or maybe I should say wart-sow.
Her baby had been wallowing in a tire rut
in the road, but ran back to mom when we got too close.
Here are some black faced impala which are
found only in Namibia. I personally think the regular impala are a little
prettier. Drinking is a such a vulnerable position that it took a lot of
time and courage for them to finally go down and get a drink.
As you know from my website, (hint, hint) we've gotten wonderful pictures of all the big creatures, so I hope you're enjoying some of the lesser photographed animals.
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