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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Haller Park.



   Haller Park is nature park in BamburiMombasa, on the Kenyan Coast. It is the transformation of a quarry wasteland into an ecological paradise. Haller Park holds a variety of plant and animal species which serve as a recreation hot spot to tourists and locals (wikipedia).
   It was previously a barren piece of land that had been stripped of its resources through limestone mining, and was redeveloped through reforestation and conservation efforts, and is now a habitat for a large number of flora and fauna species. 




This big guy was the first to welcome us. It likes to be tickled under the neck and is not shy. They are the natural land mowers of Haller park as the green grass is kept levelled and very neat just by the act of eating the grass. So the tortoise is happy and the place looks very neat. A win win situation.   
FACT : Giant tortoises are among the world's longest-living animals, with an average lifespan of 100 years or more, some are thought to be over 200 years of age, but this is difficult to verify because they tend to outlive their human observers. They are however now categorised as an endangered species. 




Giraffes are herbivores, so the feed on their surrounding vegetation, but we had the honour of feeding them their supplements. We all had to wash our hands cos of the slimy giraffe saliva.











These Hippos are a couple called Potty and Sally. They been together for about 20 years but have no kids.






And thats about it.

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