For the first half of mid-semester break, many students in the IES group traveled across South Africa to the western side of the country, where we visited Kruger National Park. The park is a game reserve the size of Israel, and contains all of the continent’s ‘Big Five.’ The Big Five was a term coined by big time African game hunters who selected the following animals as the most difficult to hunt on foot; lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalos, and leopards. It is a rare occurrence that one goes on a safari in Kruger and actually spots all of the Big Five, but our group was lucky enough to catch at least one of each, and see many other animals as well!
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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">Jules Ashe is Senior at the University of Vermont majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Women's and Gender Studies. Her passions include traveling, cooking, music, photography, and making new connections and relationships with people all over the world. She is very excited to live beside both the Atlantic and Indian Ocean in Cape Town, and be surrounded by a range of beautiful mountains. Mostly though, she cannot wait to take many new pictures and share them with everyone back home!</span></p>