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Wordless Wednesday 010: Warthog

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 11:45 AM Posted by MamaGirl
I am back online again and I missed blogging. It so happened that my co-volunteers and I had a chance to be in Nairobi for a much-needed R and R and there was Internet where we were staying. I just had to update my blog to tell my family I am fine and also to share this photo. The thing is, by the time this gets published, I would probably be on my way to Mombasa to resume my community work; or, maybe not (it depends on the situation as this is an auto-post anyway). We had a wonderful weekend watching wild animals and just being in the city with electricity, running water, and most of all, enjoyed the company of fellow volunteers and great food! And what a great weekend it was. This is a not so Wordless entry, so please excuse me. Ok, on to the picture.

This one may not be Pumbaa the lovable character in the Disney movie, the Lion King, and half of the dynamic duo Timon and Pumbaa, but it is a warthog. We found this one on our visit to Amboseli National Park in Kenya.

This is, specifically, a Central African warthog (Phacochoerus africanus massaicus) that is found only in Kenya and Tanzania. The warthog commonly reverses into burrows with the head always facing the opening and ready to burst out if necessary.

5 Response to "Wordless Wednesday 010: Warthog"

  1. Sreisaat Says:

    So that's how it actually looks like. Hakuna matata!!

  2. Beth F Says:

    Great capture -- I'm not sure I'd want to meet him face to face.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    welcome back!beautiful capture.

  4. Arundhati Says:

    Wow. Loved all your WW entries. Seems like a world so different from the one we know

  5. Sukhmandir Kaur Says:

    An interesting creature. I think it shows great initiative, intelligence and survival skills for it to back into its abode and always be ready for confrontation with a predator.

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