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Himba Boy with Toy

This fence marks the perimeter of a Himba village in Namibia.  I spotted this young boy quite a ways outside the fence, pushing a wheeled toy which appeared to be a car made out of wire.

The Himba men take their cattle and goats miles away from the village to graze them, leaving the women and young children in the village.

As you can see from the image above, there is no grazing nearby, at least when I was there towards the end of the dry season.

But the hard-packed sand and clay makes a great surface on which to push a wheeled toy!

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Grizzly Cub Play

These two grizzly cubs had a wonderful time climbing all over this overturned driftwood stump while their mother was grazing nearby in the meadow.  There were places to smell, and places to scratch, and there was bark to peel off…not to look for bugs to eat, but just for the fun of it!  There were roots to bend to see if they would break (some did, some didn’t) and still others to chew on…and best of all, you could climb to the high end and get a good look (and sniff) around.  Fun!