THIRSTY ZEBRAS

It is a week now that we have had to make do without water in our taps at home – the pump repairs, pipe repairs and whatever else may have gone wrong are supposed to be completed by Sunday. Perhaps this is why I am drawn to photographs of animals quenching their thirst in the Addo Elephant National Park. This time it is a herd of zebras.

Look at them, head down to slake their thirst at a waterhole. Drinking is clearly their main purpose for congregating here and judging by their focused actions, they must have been very thirsty.

Only a couple are left out, possibly they are keeping a look out on behalf of the others. There hardly seems to be space to fit in another zebra here.

This warthog didn’t think so either and settled down for a light doze in the sun until it too could get a turn to drink at the water hole.

26 thoughts on “THIRSTY ZEBRAS

  1. It makes sense to have a couple keeping watch. I’ve noticed the same with crows and bluejays, both Corvids. They take turns keeping an eye out for danger. Good strategy!

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  2. My heart really goes out to you, Anne. As much as we abhor Eskom’s “load shedding” I’d much rather be without electricity than without running water. I truly hope that the challenges with the infrastructure are corrected soon, and that there’s still a window for good rainfall.

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