Tortoise, Spek’s Hingeback

Name: Tortoise, Spek’s Hingeback
Classification:
Place first seen: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Date spotted: February 2012
Description:

We drove by a tiny Spek’s Hingeback tortoise in Savuti. Bea and Mila played with it a while and wished it could be their pet.

Rhino, Black

Name: Rhino, Black
Classification:
Place first seen: Kruger National Park
Date spotted: January 2012
Description:

The black rhino has a hooked lip. It’s the second largest land mammal. People hunt rhinos for their horns, which are entirely made of hair. They are very valuable in Asia where they’re used as medicine. Estimated 2,000-2,500 remaining.

Shongololo, Africanus Majesticus

Name: Shongololo, Africanus Majesticus
Classification:
Place first seen: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Date spotted: January 2012
Description:

Millipedes. Curl up when you touch them. They squirt poo on you at the beginning when you handle them. Some say the poo is poisonous.

Beetle, Blister

Name: Beetle, Blister
Classification:
Place first seen: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Date spotted: January 2012
Description:

Quite beautifully camouflaged on a rainy leaf.

Stink bug

Name: Stink bug
Classification:
Place first seen: Kroonstad, 2 hrs north of Bloemfontein, South Africa
Date spotted: January 2012
Description:

Huge horn on front. Looks weird.

Crane, Blue

Name: Crane, Blue
Classification:
Place first seen: Riviersonderend, Cape, South Africa
Date spotted: January 2012
Description:

Follow behind cows, because cows kick up insects as they move through the grass.

Egret, Cattle

Name: Egret, Cattle
Classification:
Place first seen: Morungulo, Mozambique
Date spotted: February 2012
Description:

Follow behind cows, because cows kick up insects as they move through the grass.

Stork, open-billed

Name: Stork, open-billed
Classification:
Place first seen: Ihaha, Chobe, Botswana
Date spotted: February 2012
Description:

Guess why it’s called the open-billed stork? The middle part of it’s bill never closes.

Lourie, Grey

Name: Lourie, Grey
Classification:
Place first seen: Ihaha, Chobe, Botswana
Date spotted: February 2012
Description:

It’s call sounds like a cry to ‘Go-away!’ and so it’s known as the go-away bird celebrex 100 mg.

Kingfisher, Pied

Name: Kingfisher, Pied
Classification:
Place first seen: Ihaha, Chobe, Botswana
Date spotted: February 2012
Description:

We watched them diving for fish in the Zambezi River. A treat (like all kingfishers).

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