15 Photos Of Animals In South Africa Guaranteed To Make You Smile

This past summer I spent five weeks volunteering in Hoedspruit, South Africa, at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and Daktari Bush School and Wildlife Orphanage. Here are some heartwarming photos I took while there.

1. These oxpeckers looking for ticks on a giraffe’s head.

Photo taken at Kruger National Park.

2. These elephants exchanging secrets.

Photo taken at Kruger National Park.

3. This sassy lioness.

Photo taken at Kruger National Park.

4. This rambunctious baby black rhino.

His name is Ollie and he is being cared for at Moholoholo.

5. This cheetah waking up from an afternoon snooze.

Her name is Xinandi and she is being cared for at Moholoholo.

6. This mother zebra embracing her baby.

Photo taken at Kruger National Park.

7. These buffalos that hate having their picture taken.

Photo taken at Kruger National Park.

8. These lion cubs playing king of the termite mound.

They are being cared for at Moholoholo.

9. This modern mammal family composed of impalas, zebras, and a random wildebeest.

Photo taken at Kruger National Park.

10. These suspicious looking vervet monkeys.

Photo taken at Kruger National Park.

11. This African Wood Owl with an attitude.

Her name is Nikki and she is being cared for at Moholoholo.

12. This meerkat pondering the meaning of life.

His name is Gasper and he is being cared for at Daktari.

13. This nosy banded mongoose.

His name is Bandit and he is being cared for at Daktari.

14. This curious marmoset.

His name is King Kong and he is being cared for at Daktari.

15. Best of all, this impala photobombing a giraffe.

Photo taken at Sausage Tree Safari Camp.

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