Friday, March 28, 2014

The Big Five

Before we get into our “animal sightings” I want to tell you that we have learned a new term in the past week, since we decided to do our safari.  The phrase is “The Big Five”.  Evidently this term is known worldwide to anyone who knows anything about safaris and viewing animals.  The Big Five include elephants, Rhinos, African Buffaloes, Lions and Leopards.  Everyone dreams of seeing these big five on a safari, but it is very rare to have that opportunity.  Most people don’t see all of them, even if they are on safari for a month.  I can’t begin to tell you how these Big Five are honored on posters, shirts, statues, curios, etc throughout the southern countries in Africa that have these wild animals.  Therefore, I suppose that we subconsciously joined the rest of the world in hoping to see as many as possible.  I was also very excited to see Hippos, Zebras and Giraffes.  They became our own Big Eight! 

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