Mosi-oa-Tunya Zoological Park, Zambia

All images are 2001 by Anthony Galván III. Any use without written permission is strictly prohibited.


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Guess who has the right of way here? It's certainly not the Land Rover!

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Note the "drive slowly" part. That's only when you haven't encountered a rhino.

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Giraffe - Giraffe camelopardalis - Masai Race. In this small park a sizeable herd of giraffes were encountered.

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Impala Bucks - Aepyceros melampus These two are vying for the attention of a doe off to the right. Their contest gets heated later on.

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Impala Bucks - Aepyceros melampus Now the horns are locked. Normally grazing antelope, they will switch to browsing during the dry season.

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Impala Bucks - Aepyceros melampus Well known for their jumping abilities, they are also very territorial as this match shows.

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Impala Bucks - Aepyceros melampus Still at it. These two fought for at least ten minutes before we left them to settle the dispute.

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White Rhinocerous - Ceratotherium simum or the Square-lipped Rhinocerous. The name "white" comes from the pronunciation of "wide" by early white settlers and hunters.

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White Rhinocerous - Ceratotherium simum This large female is only one of five left in the entire country of Zambia. She has a 24-hour armed guard and is regularly de-horned to discourage poachers. The White Rhino is much larger than the Black Rhino.

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Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius - The River Horse. This shot clearly shows why it got is equestrian name. Hippos are nasty critters and are responsible for more fatal animal attacks in Africa.

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Chapman's Zebra Equus b. antiquorum - Six subspecies of zebra exist in Africa. Built like a stocky pony, they live in small herds for protection. Here the dapple light of a stand of tress offes shade and camoflauge.

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Chapman's Zebra Equus b. antiquorum The subtle trace of color on the white background can be seen better on these Chapman's Zebras.


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