Two elephants in long grass
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Gallery: the animals went in two by two …           

… And three, and four, and five, and more.

The animals went in two by two, hurrah! hurrah!

The animals went in two by two, hurrah! hurrah!

The animals went in two by two,

The elephant and the kangaroo

And they all went into the ark,

For to get out of the rain.

Traditional nursery rhyme

I don’t have any kangaroos for you, but I can offer elephants and many more other animals for Terri’s Sunday Stills Numbers Game challenge.

The song counts up to ten (‘the last one in was the little red hen’). I managed to find them in gatherings of up to twelve but after that I lost count of the numbers in my bigger groups! Many were taken on our 2018 visit to Botswana; others longer ago in the Galápagos, Gambia and one in Chile.


Lion looking directly into camera

One proud lion in Chobe National Park, Botswana


Two small deer in warm sunshine

Two amorous puku by the Chobe River in Botswana


Two adult baboons, one with a baby on its back

Three passing baboons in Chobe National Park, Botswana


Lioness with three cubs on dry grass plain

Four watchful lions in Chobe National Park, Botswana


Group of deer by water

Five startled red lechwe in the Okavango Delta, Botswana


Group of adult and young elephants on a river bank

Six thirsty elephants by the Chobe river, Botswana


Group of sea lions on a sandy beach

Seven somnolent sea lions on Española Island in the Galápagos


Lagoon with distant mountains and line of birds in the water

Eight feeding flamingos in the Salar de Atacama, Chile


Underwater photo of fish with yellow tails

Nine colourful fish spotted while snorkelling off Santiago Island in the Galápagos


Group of dark grey reptiles with red patches

Ten endemic marine iguanas on Espanola Island in the Galápagos


Group of small striped rodents in long grass

Eleven playful banded mongooses in Chobe National Park, Botswana


Sandy path with troop of baboons

Twelve inquisitive baboons near Mandina Lodge in the Gambia


Group of zebras and large deer grazing

Many grazing zebra and sable in Chobe National Park, Botswana

Very many

Lots of small birds in a bare tree

Very many Red-billed Quelea at Cape Point near Bakau in the Gambia

Can you count them?


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