To the left is a picture of the city from inside the park. When you are really inside the park you can't really tell that you are also on the outskirts of a major city but from the edges of the park it is obvious.
This is a picture of a guinea fowl, which are very common birds here and are very funny. They run around like crazy.
This is the stunning view from the observation point where we ate our picnic lunch.
To the left, you can see the baboon around the other car that was there. We were driving away at this point, having just shaken a baboon off our side view mirror, but you can see there is still one large baboon on the back window of the other car. It was really loving the back windshield wipers. You can see 3 or 4 others on the ground, and there were 2 or 3 really large ones that had already moved further away.
This is one of the beautiful zebra we saw up close.
This is the mother monkey who is holding her suckling baby. This tree was very close to the road and our car, and she was definitely starting us down!
I left my animal book at home but I think this is an eland. If it isn't an eland, than it is some other kind of large antelope (of which we saw many!).
I always think that each giraffe I see is the biggest one I have ever seen, but that can't possibly be true. We watched this one walking around for quite awhlie. He walked to us from much further away and eventually crossed the "road" behind our car.
Giraffes are funny because when they see you they will often stand completely still. This giraffe is thinking, "If I don't move, they'll never know I'm here!" I think they don't realize how tall they are.
One of these days we will figure out how to put video up on the blog. It will be cool to share the footage of the crazy baboons and some of the zebra.