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.

Crocodile

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

We saw a giant one that looked like a dinosaur. We saw a small one that looked like a leguaan. We slept beside them at the Zambezi River (not in our beds)

Lizard, Common flat

Name: Lizard, Common flat
Classification:
Place first seen: Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Zimbabwe
Date spotted: February 2012
Description:

A beautiful creature, very colourful. It looked a bit like a dragon that had lost its wings.

Skink, striped

Name: Skink, striped
Classification:
Place first seen: Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Zimbabwe
Date spotted: February 2012
Description:

The lizard was in the King’s Enclosure, we watched it climb a high horizontal rock wall.

Chameleon, Cape Dwarf

Name: Chameleon, Cape Dwarf
Classification:
Place first seen: Pomene, Mozambique
Date spotted: January 2012
Description:

This lovely chameleon was climbing up Bea’s top and opened its mouth wide just before it reached her face. It was bright orange inside and we all got a big fright. Imagine what a fly feels like…
When it ran to hide in the bushes, big grey splodges appeared on its skin (camouflage). Its tail is longer than its body.

Angulate Tortoise

Name: Angulate Tortoise
Classification:
Place first seen: Bontebok National Park, Cape, South Africa
Date spotted: 9 January 2012
Description:

Moves faster than you’d think.

Mountain Tortoise

Name: Mountain Tortoise
Classification:
Place first seen: Bontebok National Park, Cape, South Africa
Date spotted: 9 January 2012
Description:

Loves juicy lettuce better than grass. Has a long pink tongue, efficient if inelegant eater. Not afraid of humans.