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Addax : Marwell : 29 Jul 2016

Addax nasomaculatus. Male. Having only a few hours to spend at Marwell, I decided that - rather than staking out the tiger enclosure with a gaggle of other photographers, all waiting for a glimpse of the new cubs - I would concentrate on photographing some of the ungulates. Nearby, I was rewarded with this display from a male addax, who, after casually walking around his exhibit for a while, nibbling on thistles, then decided to have a mad four minutes or so of sprinting round the yard, horning the ground and logs, jumping, and mock-charging me. After which he settled down again as if nothing had happened. Not sure of the 'cause' of this behaviour - although the vet and a keeper were next door with the oryx (they were vaccinating all the bovids on the day I visited), so that may've had something to do with it. Much more interesting than invisible tiger cubs though. :) Here's a few more photos:

Addax : Marwell : 29 Jul 2016
ro6ca66, 6 Aug 2016
    • ro6ca66
      Addax nasomaculatus. Male.

      Having only a few hours to spend at Marwell, I decided that - rather than staking out the tiger enclosure with a gaggle of other photographers, all waiting for a glimpse of the new cubs - I would concentrate on photographing some of the ungulates.

      Nearby, I was rewarded with this display from a male addax, who, after casually walking around his exhibit for a while, coming over to investigate me, and nibbling on a few thistles, then decided to have a mad four minutes or so of sprinting around the yard, horning the ground and logs, jumping, and mock-charging me. After which he settled down again as if nothing had happened.

      Not sure of the 'cause' of this behaviour - although the vet and a keeper were next door with the oryx (all the bovids were being vaccinated on the day I visited), so that may've had something to do with it. I was the only person at the enclosure, so maybe he just took a dislike to me :)

      Much more interesting than invisible tiger cubs though. ;)

      Here's a few more photos:
    • gentle lemur
      Tigers, shmigers :p You made a good choice :)

      Possible cause = gadfly? Or had he just found a Pokemon Go character on his mobile which he mistook for a gadfly?

      Alan
    • ro6ca66
      :D:D:D:D ...
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