I visited the Kruger National Park in March 2019 during the rainy season. The tall grass and abundant foliage made it more difficult to spot game. However, the vegetation added to the beauty of the environment and Impalas were enhanced by the tall grass. I was very fortunate to witness how an entire herd of Impala was 'booked' in at a 'Bush Spa' for treatment by the Red-Billed Oxpecker 'beauticians'. The latter have a 'mutualism' relationship with Impalas. Red-Billed Oxpeckers live off ticks, blood-sucking flies, fleas and lice found on Impalas. They also eat earwax that is presumably high in energy. Thus in my opinion 'Beauticians of the Bush' cleaning their different clients of all sorts of impurities.
|Impala with Oxpecker 'treatment' at the 'Bush Spa'|
|Impala at the 'Bush Spa' having a 'facial'|
|Impala with a 'beauty assistant'|
|Impala with a 'personal beautician'|
|Impala having 'beauty treatment'|
|Impala ready for 'beauty treatment'|