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The Animal Kingdom's Kilimanjaro Safari

Click to enlargen  1 of  28 - Here's the Safari Rover - with the rain, we walked right onto a ride that had a wait of over 2 hours earlier Click to enlargen  2 of  28 - The safari area itself is 3 times the size of WDW - the Rover & guide take you through most parts of it (how did I lose a hippo in this pic?) Click to enlargen  3 of  28 - An endangered black rhino - its not the color, its the square lip that differs it from the white rhino Click to enlargen  4 of  28 - They seem close & like they could get us, but there's a ravine cleverly hid just after the bushes Click to enlargen  5 of  28 - There's a pod of hippos Click to enlargen  6 of  28 - Hard to see the 4-5 of them under the water Click to enlargen  7 of  28 - Hippo coming out of the water Click to enlargen  8 of  28 - Now THAT'S a yawn Click to enlargen  9 of  28 - Sunbathing crocodiles Click to enlargen  10 of  28 - Here's one swimming rather than sunning Click to enlargen  11 of  28 - That is one big ugly tree Click to enlargen  12 of  28 - The safari rovers proceed through the preserve untethered, unlike Jurassic Park, so sometimes you catch up a bit with another one Click to enlargen  13 of  28 - A giraffe and her young Click to enlargen  14 of  28 - When we dropped behind the grasses, they felt more at ease & started to feed Click to enlargen  15 of  28 - The Antelope came out with the rains to feed Click to enlargen  16 of  28 - An elephant cruising for a snack too Click to enlargen  17 of  28 - With the rains, a lot of elephants came out when they normally wouldn't have at this time of day Click to enlargen  18 of  28 - They're everywhere Click to enlargen  19 of  28 - A white rhino at close range Click to enlargen  20 of  28 - There's another white rhino hiding here somewhere in the bush Click to enlargen  21 of  28 - Uh oh, rhino meets rover! (luckily the well hidden ravines will keep him from the rover... I think!) Click to enlargen  22 of  28 - The lions aren't up like the rest, rain or no - they just look like lumps of rock in the shade of each tree Click to enlargen  23 of  28 - A lioness just to the left of the treetrunk Click to enlargen  24 of  28 - Another lioness to the right of the gnarly tree Click to enlargen  25 of  28 - Uh oh, we've spotted poachers! (here's where the action picks up) Click to enlargen  26 of  28 - We go blasting thru hotsprings after the poachers Click to enlargen  27 of  28 - We found the poacher's camp (Annie was _really_ aghast at this, so I told her it WAS just part of the show) Click to enlargen  28 of  28 - Yup, we caught the poachers & brought them back to the compound (ie: end of the ride!;-) click on an image to enlargen it