Elephants and ostriches and wharthogs, oh my!
Addo Elephant National Park is a game reserve in the Eastern Cape, the province that is (you guessed it) just east of the Western Cape where Cape Town is located. Unlike many other parks, you have the option of driving your own car through Addo’s 1,640 square kilometers. Upon arrival we received a checklist to mark off all of the animals we saw along the way. By the end of our drive through the park, we had a decent number of boxes checked! My favorite part of the day was watching a a huge herd of elephants splashing in the mud, including a few baby elephants. We also had the change to get really close to a massive buffalo on the side of the road!
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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);">Hi! My name is Nicole and I am a junior at the University of Rochester, originally from the suburbs of New York City. I am majoring in public health with minors in biology and studio arts. I love ethnic foods, Halloween, the color purple, strange artwork and marine animals. You can find me around campus volunteering as an EMT, planning on-campus concerts, or hanging out in Starbucks. My dream is to one day have a pet tortoise. I am excited to study public health in Cape Town next semester and share my experiences through photography!</span></p>