Saturday, January 8, 2011
Flora and Fauna of the Cape
The Ostriches on the other hand were so fascinating! They are such HUGE, awkward birds, we got really close to one till I got too paranoid about going off the path. I kept hoping we would stumble upon a nest of eggs or something cool like that, but no luck. We also saw large antelope called Eland They are the largest species of Antelope, and standing at over 6 ft in height they looked giant even from a long distance, like really big cows with curved horns.
That's just the animals, I haven't even said anything about the gorgeous plant life. The cape has been described as "one of the richest areas for plants in the world" who knew that my current backyard is home to nearly 20% of the continent's flora. Africa is an incredible place the more I see, the more I want to learn about it.