Africa

In Africa Animals Butt Heads In The Name Of Education

For wildlife in Africa, mock fighting is just part of growing up.  Young animals learn the necessary skills that will help them down the line when the confrontation isn’t a game.

Jackals play fight in Botswana

It’s going to be a long day for the Jackal in the middle

In both Botswana and Kenya last year, I saw quite a few animals butt heads in the name of play and education. It looks rough but it’s essential for their survival.

Here are a few of my favorite pics of these lighthearted tussles….

Elephants play fight in Kenya

Elephants play a game of tug-of-war with their own trunks

Lion brothers play fight on the Masai Mara

Lion brothers duke it out on the Masai Mara

Topi preparing to butt heads in Kenya

Topi preparing to butt heads

Waterbuck lock horns in Kenya

Waterbuck lock horns

Two cheetah brothers leap into action in Kenya

Two cheetah brothers leap into action

Baboon sits on sibling in Botswana

Not the best pic, but I love this baboon’s strategy of sitting on his sibling

Two wildebeest don't mind putting their faces to the ground in this game

Two wildebeest don’t mind putting their faces to the ground in this game

Cubs wrestle at sunrise

Cubs wrestle at sunrise

Wart hogs mash up in Kenya

Wart hogs mash-up in Kenya

For  more images and tales from Botswana click here

From Kenya, click here

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