Tuesday, August 5, 2008
W. and I went to The Wilds yesterday with Sarah, J. and A. We took the Open Air Safari. We road a bus with no windows around the 10,000 acre park. Along the way we saw many different animals. The first animal we saw was the Przewalski's wild horse which looked a lot like a donkey. We were able to get VERY close to several different species of giraffes; Reticulated, Masai, and Rothschild. We were able to get off the bus to walk down to one of lakes on the campus to see and feed catfish and swans. W. really enjoyed throwing food in to the water. The swans were tough, they would take the food out of the catfishes mouths!!
When we re-boarded the bus we saw a heard of about 70 bison. Then we were taken to the Mid-Size Carnivore habitat. We saw African wild dogs and cheetahs. The cheetahs were all sleeping.
My favorite part of the trip was seeing the rhinos. We got to see them playing and they crossed the road right in front of our bus. They came super close to us. The guide said that it was a special site to see the rhinos playing; chasing one another. Amazing!! We saw a lot more animals than I am posting about so check out the website.