TV shows to help me learn my animals?

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Nov 9th, 2005, 10:59 AM
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TV shows to help me learn my animals?

This is so embarrassing to ask, but:

Are there some TV shows you'd recommend watching to help me beef up on my animal identification before the trip to Kenya? I can tell the difference between a Thompson's gazelle and a wildebeast, but that might be about it!! Already rented "Africa the Serengetti" and two or three other videos.

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Nov 9th, 2005, 12:31 PM
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There are web sites with good pictures which will help. But honestly I wouldn't worry about it, after a few days you'll have them all down pat.
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Nov 9th, 2005, 12:44 PM
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Cheryl,

A more efficient way is to get yourself a good field guide (book).
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Nov 9th, 2005, 12:49 PM
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I think you've covered the video angle. You could also check out from the library or buy a field guide on the animals.

Most guides point out the animals by name anyway.

Have a great trip!
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Nov 9th, 2005, 01:16 PM
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I agree with others about getting a good field guide on animals and possibly one on birds as well and bring them with you. I found myself referring to both all the time while on safari.
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Nov 9th, 2005, 04:48 PM
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a good guide will name the animals, no matter how many times you ask about the same animal. (bushbuck, kudu, puku, impala in my case...)
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Nov 10th, 2005, 11:55 AM
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Sounds good. I saw recommended books posted here. I'll find that and hit amazon.

Thanks!

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