Journal Entry: Gillian Henson - USA - 2012-03-08
What was your personal highlight of the day/week?
My personal highlight of the week was when we were able to hear the pride of lions kill a wildebeest and then watch them eat it. The large male lion and the young male lion got into a fight because he is almost ready to be kicked out of the pride. It was an amazing thing to be able to witness.
What interesting fact did you learn today/this week?
I learned a lot about different grasses this week, and what makes grazing land good for the prey animals. I liked learning this, and it is important for the running of the reserve.
What was your favourite species that you saw today/this week?
My favourite species that we have seen this week has been the lions.
Are you enjoying your camp accommodation?
The camp accommodations were much nicer than I anticipated and I am really enjoying them.
How does South Africa differ from your home country?
South Africa is very different from my home country in the States. The many languages and accents are nice to listen to. I am facinated by the people and learning about the different customs that are here.