Posts Tagged ‘Maasai Mara’

POTW: Monkeys

Tweet On the way back from the hippo pool, this troop of vervet monkeys was hanging out in the trees.  While the one on the left (likely Momma) was keeping a close eye on us, one of the other adults was doing its best to groom the baby’s fur before it jumped down again.  The […]

The Great Water Horse

Momma Hippo

Tweet Soft grunts and the occasional bellow lure guests down a long wooden walkway to the outdoor bar over the Hippo Pool at Keekorok Lodge. Hippo Sounds  (Courtesy of the San Diego Zoo) When you arrive, at first all you may see are eyes, nostrils and ears. Unable to swim, the third largest animal in […]

Lion In Wait

Tweet A lifetime of zoo visits can’t prepare you for the thrill of your first view of a lion in the wild.  The lion’s penetrating gaze as its mane ruffles softly in the wind will send a little chill down your spine.  The King and Queen of the Jungle (or in this case savannah) may […]