Rhino, White

Name: Rhino, White
Classification:
Place first seen: Khama, Botswana
Date spotted: March 2016
Description:

Wide flat lip. Largest rhino. Estimated 20,000 remaining.

Photo: Internet

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.

Jackal, black backed

Name: Jackal, black backed
Classification:
Place first seen: Ihaha, Chobe, Botswana
Date spotted: February 2012
Description:

In Sossusvlei, Namibia we put out a tin cup of water near where we were sitting and a black backed jackal came to drink from it. It must have been very thirsty to risk coming so close to us as they run away at the earliest sign of people.

Almost always seen in pairs.

Buffalo, African

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

Male and female have horns. Herds of up to thousands. Eat grass, small trees, shrubs. Babies born in summer. Need water and shade. If there are buffalo there are LIONS because a lion’s favourite food is a buff.

Kudu

Name: Kudu
Classification:
Place first seen: Ihaha, Botswana
Date spotted: January 2012
Description:

Very timid. When you spot a female or two there is almost always a male somewhere nearby. Can you see the hippo in the background? It was like the Garden of Eden.

Bontebok

Name: Bontebok
Classification:
Place first seen: Bontebok National Park, Cape, South Africa
Date spotted: January 2012
Description:

Horns on male and female. Male marks his territory with a dung heap. Young born in December.

Waterbuck

Name: Waterbuck
Classification:
Place first seen: Ihaha, Botswana
Date spotted: February 2012
Description:

We loved seeing the baby waterbuck, a miniature version of its mother. They both looked like they’d sat on a toilet seat with wet paint on it.

Lion

Name: Lion
Classification:
Place first seen: Savuti, Botswana
Date spotted: February 2012
Description:

Seven lionesses appeared on the side of the road in a lightning storm. There were two herds of impala standing stock still 500m away. They fanned out and started hunting the impala but then took shelter from the rain in nearby bushes.

Steenbok

Name: Steenbok
Classification:
Place first seen: Savuti, Botswana
Date spotted: February 2012
Description:

Very shy. Mila has a special relationship with them.

Wildebeest, blue

Name: Wildebeest, blue
Classification:
Place first seen: Savuti, Botswana
Date spotted: February 2012
Description:

Very weird looking. Often found hanging out with zebras. They can see and hear rain falling up to 25km away.

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