Hwange National Park: "If this trip to Zimbabwe is your first experience of African wildlife viewing, Hwange is the perfect place to start your quest for the ‘Big Five’, before moving on to other equally rewarding animals. With over 108 species, Hwange boasts the highest diversity of mammals of any national park in the world, including 19 large herbivores and eight large carnivores." Zimbabwe: The Bradt Guide www.bradtguides.com

Hwange National Park: "If this trip to Zimbabwe is your first experience of African wildlife viewing, Hwange is the perfect place to start your quest for the ‘Big Five’, before moving on to other equally rewarding animals. With over 108 species, Hwange boasts the highest diversity of mammals of any national park in the world, including 19 large herbivores and eight large carnivores." Zimbabwe: The Bradt Guide www.bradtguides.com

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Giraffe:  "I have to position my legs like this, enabling me to drink."  (Photo By: © Robert Kah imagatrust. )

Giraffe: "I have to position my legs like this, enabling me to drink." (Photo By: © Robert Kah imagatrust. )

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Being a Giraffe is Tricky - They can only drink for 1 minute before they need to stand back up. They get dizzy.

Being a Giraffe is Tricky - They can only drink for 1 minute before they need to stand back up. They get dizzy.

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Reticulated Giraffe Drinking Water, Sweetwaters Game Park, Kenya ~ Photo by Jim Zuckerman

Reticulated Giraffe Drinking Water, Sweetwaters Game Park, Kenya ~ Photo by Jim Zuckerman

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Arusha, Tanzania (by solnikungaro) Love Giraffes but they do look ungainly when they need to reach the ground.

Arusha, Tanzania (by solnikungaro) Love Giraffes but they do look ungainly when they need to reach the ground.

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Africa | A giraffe drinking in Samburu National Park. | © National Geographic / Michael Nichols

Africa | A giraffe drinking in Samburu National Park. | © National Geographic / Michael Nichols

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Most of the time elephant mothers take care of their youngs until 15 years of age. At that time the male offsprings have to leave the female group but the female offsprings remain. Lots of love an caring! (Taita Hills National Park, Kenya. by One more shot Rog, via Flickr)

Most of the time elephant mothers take care of their youngs until 15 years of age. At that time the male offsprings have to leave the female group but the female offsprings remain. Lots of love an caring! (Taita Hills National Park, Kenya. by One more shot Rog, via Flickr)

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