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African elephants
Giraffes
White rhinos
Hippos
The Megaherbivores
Kruger is huge
- 350 km (over 200 miles) from north to south and 60 km (almost 40 miles) from east to west) - so it can support large populations of the biggest herbivores. We had several excellent encounters with two of my favourite African species -  elephants and giraffes. The white rhinos (which I had travelled to Kruger specifically to see) proved elusive at our first two camps, but Lower Sabie in the south of the Park was much more productive.
African elephants
African elephants African elephants
African elephant mother & calf African elephant mother & calf
African elephant calf African elephant calf
African elephant African elephant
African elephant African elephant
African elephant herd
Giraffes
Giraffe mother & calf
Giraffe Giraffe
Giraffe Giraffe
Giraffe Giraffes

White rhinos

In 1900, the southern white rhino was almost extinct. Just one population of 20 to 30 animals remained in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. However this species has been a conservation success story, and after many successful reintroductions there are now over 17,000 individuals in the wild. Around 93% of these live in South Africa, and the Kruger population alone is estimated at 7,000.
White rhino mother & calf White rhino
White rhinos & lion White rhino lifting branch
White rhino White rhino

Hippos
Hippos Hippos

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