Tuesday, July 16, 2013
On Sunday, we took a day off to go to Akagera National Park, about an hour away from Rwamagana. There we found baboons, waterbucks, elands, topi, impalas, giraffes, hippopotami, zebras, crocodiles, fish eagles, kingfishes, egrets, storks, warthogs, monitor lizards, elephants, water buffalos, ..., and a lot of bones.
There used to be lions. But the encroachment of humans killed them off. Now they are talking about re-introducing lions to the park. There is theory that when lions start killing the animals, the animals scatter, more groups are formed, and the populations actually increase. I wonder whether this will actually happen in reality.