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Animals plus Me

I have always loved animals and for some weird reason, wild animals have sprung up certain interest in me although I am not one to sit down glued to a television screen showing Nat. Geo. Wild neither am I one to consider having wild animals as pets, but still I have always had a thing for animals. Hence, when I stumbled on an Instagram post showing that Johannesburg had a place where I could see certain animals I had only seen on a screen, I knew I had to be there. For me it was a way of being closer to nature and away from the city.

On getting there, at the entrance, there was a store that had various animal themed arts, crafts, accessories, gift items and other pretty nice stuff. However the idea of seeing living animals were more thrilling to me than dummies.

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First animal I noticed was a cheetah, it was however asleep and after diverse attempts at getting it wake up, my efforts not yielding visible results, I moved on.findingae (1 of 1)-31

Moving on, I got to the lion cub enclosure and once again they were asleep, I then began to wonder if they had been given some sort of pills before I arrived, but as it turns out, these animals rest during the day.

Seeping lion cubs

I was however allowed to interact with the lion cubs and after scratching their rumps I finally succeeded in waking them up them up and took some really nice pictures.

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Up next was the Giraffe and the Ostrich, I fed the giraffe after a lengthy trust building process. Attention was however concentrated on the giraffe by tourists hence, I tried communicating with the ostrich., however, the giant bird totally ignored me.

Later on, I took a a drive round the games reserve and saw a couple of other animals.

Zebra

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Finally we hit the wild dog and lion camp unfortunately my camera’s battery went dead as as I had forgotten to charge after so much clicking and shuttering the previous day. However I was able to get one these images with my phone.

Lion

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In other news, Compliments of the Season guys and see you in 2016!!!

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23 Comments

  • Reply Tricia December 31, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Wow !!!

    • ae
      Reply ae January 7, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      :)

  • Reply Kofoworola January 6, 2016 at 6:08 am

    I love animals too

    • ae
      Reply ae January 7, 2016 at 5:34 pm

      😀

  • Reply Zainab January 6, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Pretty amazing!

    • ae
      Reply ae January 7, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      Thanks :)

  • Reply Blessing January 7, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Wow!!! Amazing!

    • ae
      Reply ae January 7, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      :)

  • Reply timibracelets January 8, 2016 at 5:23 am

    nice writeup with nice pictures

    • ae
      Reply ae January 8, 2016 at 10:14 am

      thanks so much dear

  • Reply Ross January 8, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Anyone that loves animals would definitely understand the true meaning of humanity.

    • ae
      Reply ae January 8, 2016 at 10:15 am

      yup! yup!

  • Reply dunni January 8, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Fun adventure it definately was for u. Can’t wait to read more of your interesting write ups.

    • ae
      Reply ae January 8, 2016 at 4:57 pm

      Yup! It was, cant wait to share too…thanks dear

  • Reply 'Bayo Afuape January 11, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Nice one! More power to ur elbow.

    • ae
      Reply ae January 11, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      Thank you so much

  • Reply olajide January 27, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    lovely i love animals too …hope u ddnt get outta ur car to take a shot of those animals?

    • ae
      Reply ae January 28, 2016 at 9:30 am

      Lol…I was out of the car when interacting with other animals as they aren’t dangerous, but I dare not get out where the lions were…I love my life…lol.

  • Reply Führer January 30, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Why didn’t u scratch the cheetahs rump?? 😀 nice pictures

    • ae
      Reply ae January 30, 2016 at 11:58 pm

      Lol…I love the way I look in one piece…Don’t u?

  • Reply ferdinand olumuyiwa ogunlesi February 8, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    thrilling, nice pictures tho. keep it up

    • AE
      Reply AE February 8, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      Thanks dear

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