Favourite animal

Dec 1st, 2007, 01:16 AM
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Favourite animal

Hi all africa wildlife lovers, everybody knows my favourite animal is the LION

WHAT'S IS YOUR FAVOURITE ANIMAL

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Dec 1st, 2007, 02:05 AM
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I absolutely cannot cannot CANNOT narrow it down to one.

But my favourites include

Cheetahs
Elephants
Wild Dogs
Leopards
Honey Badgers
Little Bee Eater birds
Meerkats

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Dec 1st, 2007, 02:24 AM
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Hi Sonali

I am like Kavey, I cannot narrow it down but I love Sable Antelope, Wild Dog, all baby cubs and the rarer things that most people might not get the opportunity to see!

Kind regards

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Dec 1st, 2007, 04:16 AM
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i love them all but think there's just something magical about elephants.
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Dec 1st, 2007, 04:36 AM
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I love all animals, without favouritism-- even our cat who I call unprintable names to his face. He knows I love him because he hardly ever slashes my wrists any more.

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Dec 1st, 2007, 04:43 AM
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wild dogs for me
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Dec 1st, 2007, 05:11 AM
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Love ‘em all, but especially admire that Caracal that has eluded me for 27 years!
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Dec 1st, 2007, 06:28 AM
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Even though Africa is the best place for wildlife, I have to put TIGER on the top spot.

My encounter with a tiger in Chitwan, Nepal is still my best wildlife memorie, even though I been on around 10 safaris in Africa. But my favourites include
the usual suspects
Tiger
Lion
leopard
cheetah
wild dog
elephants
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Dec 1st, 2007, 06:37 AM
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1. Wild Dog
2. Leopard
3. Elephant
4. Hippo
5. Lion

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Dec 1st, 2007, 07:21 AM
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A tough one as others say - but I would have to say my favorite is elephants. I don't care what they are doing, just sitting there watching is definitely a privilege for me.

I have to sneak in a 2nd choice - all baby lions cubs.

Okay, here's another, but haven't seen them in the wild - meerkats - after seeing Meerkat Manor on Animal Planet.

And there's leopards, just for the sheer beauty of them.



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Dec 1st, 2007, 07:25 AM
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Dec 1st, 2007, 08:04 AM
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I should add as well that "favourite" doesn't necessarily correspond to what I most want to see on a given game drive. There are many animals that I'd be extremely excited to see (such as a pangolin) and yet these do not make it only my favourites list...
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Dec 1st, 2007, 08:07 AM
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The most entertaining this year was ant lion. Finally I saw them, and not only the traps.
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Dec 1st, 2007, 08:31 AM
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hyena
elephant
hippo
wild dog
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Dec 1st, 2007, 08:42 AM
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Good question. I will play the politician and praise any and all wildlife that comes out to see me when I am on safari.

But I am especially happy to see
Cheetah
Wild Dog
Serval
Honey Badger
Aardwolf
Nyala--my new favorite antelope
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Dec 1st, 2007, 08:46 AM
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Nyama,

Did you happen to see the ant lion in action. It may be sadistic, but I am not opposed to detouring an ant in the direction of an ant lion cylinder...amazing to watch the ant lion throw sand up at the ant to bring him deeper and deeper into his domain before finally catching and devouring the ant.
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Dec 1st, 2007, 08:52 AM
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Hard to choose but here goes;

Wild dog - I live to see a pack
Leopard
Cheetah
Giraffe
Zebra
Elephant
Sable - I live to one of these, as well

and my kitties and pup
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Dec 1st, 2007, 08:59 AM
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My favorite animal is the next one that appears in good light doing something interesting

My favorite African 'common' animal is probably the cheetah, for their elegance, dignity and aloofness.

Favorite uncommon animal is the honey badger. Anything that will bite the tires on a jeep or face a lion has my highest respect.

Favorite antelope is the kudu, with their long spiraling horns and shy nature.

Favorite bird is harder but bee-eaters and flamingos are near the top. But the bird I enjoy watching the most is the ground hornbill as he stalks around like an undertaker hammering with his pick-ax beak and almost always comes up with a bit to eat.

But my *real* favorite animal is the grizz ... I will spend three weeks with these guys this summer. http://www.pbase.com/hilton_photography/grizz

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Dec 1st, 2007, 09:12 AM
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The klipspringer is another fav of mine.
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Dec 1st, 2007, 11:34 AM
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The Lilac Breasted Roller always makes me smile.
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