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Anup Shah

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Anup Shah
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    I enjoyed following the zebras on their long journey of more than 300 miles (500 kilometers). They make a circular migration every year. Just seeing all the different landscapes and wildlife was great. I saw all the big game and caught some exciting stuff like lions mating, cheetahs hunting, and of course, zebras fighting.

    It gets very muddy during the wet season in Tanzania, and one day our four-wheel drive vehicle got stuck in the mud. The more we tried, the more it got stuck. So my brother and I waited for somebody to come along. Fortunately, we got help. There was no way we could have done it on our own. It took about four hours to get out.

    I was fortunate to witness so much unusual behavior while observing the animals. One day I saw a giraffe suckling its calf, and a curious zebra came right over to watch. It turned its head with a quizzical look to watch the scene. I still remember the amazement on its face while watching the calf. 

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