From The Livingstone Weekly

Elephants crossing the road near Livingstone

Elephants crossing the road near Livingstone

There are lots of elephants around Livingstone at the moment. I took this photo last week on the way to
Sun International. The eles just popped out of the trees on the right-hand side and belted across the road
at a run. We need some more signage on this road (in fact, on all roads) to inform motorists of the
possibility of running elephants.

Elephant, Giraffe and Impala road signs

Proposed Elephant, Giraffe and Impala road signs

I had a go at producing some signs because we could do with some
signage through the parks. The road to the Falls is famous for its
elephant crossings but the road to Kazungula through the park needs
some signage too – there we tend to get giraffe and impala too. And,
how about one for our rhino:

Proposed Rhino road sign

Proposed Rhino road sign

While I am on the topic of road signage I put in a sign which I noticed on the
road in Namibia through the Bwabwata National Park. I stated that it was a
hyena. A Livingstonian emailed me to say that it is not a hyena but a wild
dog. Thinking about it, this is probably right as a hyena has a sloping back
and this depiction of an animal certainly does not.

Painted Dog sign in Namibia

Painted Dog sign in Namibia

As a comment, the
signs in Zimbabwe are
better for wild dog:

Painted Dog road signs

Painted Dog road signs

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Painted Dog road signs, Zimbabwe

So I have joined the two and come up with:

Proposed Painted Dog road sign

Proposed Painted Dog road sign

You will notice that the signs in Zimbabwe are of a different format to ours in Zambia, Botswana and
Namibia. We use the European format, whereas Zimbabwe uses a style which is more common in Australia
and America.