There are some animals every tourist wants to see and the famous expression „the big five“ doesn’t really help. Originally meant for the 5 most difficult to hunt and kill the animals nowadays everyone seems to aim to see them on a safari, and not only the tourists but also the guests, lots of pressure for everyone. But, let’s talk about other interesting things like the hyanas. At the latest since „Lion King“ everyone thinks the are ugly and mean. But they are kind of the cleaners of the Savanna, imagine the stink if hyanas and vultures wouldn’t finish of the prey of the cute furry hunters like lions, Cheetahs and leopards.
And see them with their puppies…
Well, after the hyanas it’s usually the task of the vultures to finish off, amazing birds when it comes to size.
No idea why the wharthogs belong to the ugly five. I personally find them cute, especially the young ones.
OK, I admit the Gnu isn’t the most elegant animal in the Serengeti. However, Noone can deny that the mass of these fellows during migration is just impressive. Even I was stunned and these herds currently in Central Serengeti is only the beginning of the yearly wandering of over 1.3 million of gnus over more than 1000 km south to the plains where they head for besser meadows and for calving in February.