Gottfriedt and I decided to go on an afternoon patrol in the park, to see if all the tourists obey the rules of the park. If a tourist is doing something against the law, Gottfriedt can fine them. We drove to a waterhole where a big elephant and two female giraffes were drinking water. A car with tourists was there too. We looked at the animals for while, I took my pictures and then we drove further to the next waterhole. At the next waterhole there were little activity and no tourists. So we drove to another waterhole of the day, called Nebrowni. Previously we had seen lions at this waterhole. Now there were one male elephant there, and two others on their way. They were huge and beautiful! We sat there for a while, looking at these big animals and a beautiful sundown. Suddenly we heard a big roar and looked far to the left. There, camouflaged in the bushes, was a big male lion! He was calling his female. Gottfriedt said it must be the same lion as we saw earlier this week, that this was his territory. His roar was load and powerful, but the elephants didn't show any respond to it. The springboks, on the other hand, kept their distance. But they probably all knew already that there were a big lion there. After a while the lioness came, she was really beautiful. I looked at them in my binoculars and it looked like they were mating! So hopefully in some weeks, Etosha has a few new additions to the lion pride! On our way back to Okaukuejo we saw five spotted hyaenas. They were really cool!
At the last waterhole there was a lot of action! When we came there were four black rhinos (two females with their babies), a lot of giraffes and zebras, jackals and two elephants at the waterhole! There were two cute giraffe babies there, who were a little bit cautious to go down to the water. The baby rhinos were so cute, one of them wanted to play with the tale of one of the elephants, but then it got scared and ran away. It was really funny! The rhinos are really cool and curious animals, and it makes me sad that some people want to hurt them just for their horns.
Until now I have seen 19 elephants, 9 rhinos, one male lion, one female lion and 5 spotted hyenas! Due to the risk of poaching activities, it's not allowed to reveal the positions of the rhinos in Etosha.
Tomorrow we are leaving for Swakopmund! Will be there until Monday, can't wait :)