Winter Migration To MZNP

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Winter Migration To MZNP

Post by PJL » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:39 pm

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We have recently returned from another winter trip to Mountain Zebra NP... probably my favourite park at the moment due to so many reasons, but things like the views, 4x4 trails, 'different' wildlife as well as low visitor numbers (read no traffic jams at sightings) make it a great place to relax and unwind. Winter is also my favourite time of year in the park as it tends to bring out some of the nocturnal animals in the daytime which is a bonus. The freezing night temperatures also mean I get to make endless fires in the chalet :-0

Our visit this time was for 4 days / 3 nights, but I'm splitting this TR into more of a category style report rather than chronological (RP will like that word)

So let's get started....

The Icons

MZNP was founded in 1937 to preserve a few remaining Cape Mountain Zebra in the area. Today they number over 350 and the park has even managed to export some to other reserves. They are the true icons of the park and have such a different look to the Burchell's variation what with their stockier build, browner hue and small dewlap.

They are found all over the park, but they seem to be good companions along the 4x4 trails. Here are some of the sightings we had


Good to see the next generation flourishing


They are excellent at standing to attention lol


Mountain Zebra... with... mountains ..0..



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Re: Winter Migration To MZNP

Post by Richprins » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:02 am

Ooh! Very clever, Peej! You like making fires, you Cape types! :twisted:

Great zebra shots - they look a bit like donkeys to m...! --00--

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Re: Winter Migration To MZNP

Post by Flutterby » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:38 am

They are very pretty. :yes: \O

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Re: Winter Migration To MZNP

Post by Pumbaa » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:45 pm

Awesome Zebra shots, PJL \O

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Re: Winter Migration To MZNP

Post by Lisbeth » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:16 am

They are such decorative animals \O
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Re: Winter Migration To MZNP

Post by Mel » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:49 pm

Mountain Zebra definitely is an awesome park! Although I have to admit that I admire your bravery going there in winter lol
You do have a point with the nocturnal animals though… hmz… O**
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