Mammals of Kruger Park

In my last post from South Africa, I will share some photos of mammals and reptiles we encountered in Kruger Park. Even though we did not find any surprising animals, it was exciting to see large numbers of common mammals. After the low densities we had experienced in Hluhluwe, Kruger Park felt like the Real […]

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The Buck Stops Here…

The endangered Mountain Nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni) is now only found in Ethiopia’s highlands, primarily in the Bale Mountains National Park and on the Bale Massif. Perhaps fewer than 2,500 of these magnificent antelope remain and the constant threat of habitat loss due to population increases means that their numbers will likely continue to decline in […]

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Knee Deep…

If you are a Red Lechwe (Kobus leche) the flood waters of the Okavango are your friend. Not only do these antelope thrive on aquatic plant species but the knee deep marshy water provides them with excellent protection from predators who are unable to match their speed and agility in this aquatic environment. Okavango Delta, […]

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Serengeti hooves

The annual migration of wildebeest and other grazing herbivores across the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is one of the greatest spectacles in the natural world. The Serengeti is well known for its vast herds of wildebeest and zebra which migrate in a clockwise route from Ndutu in the south around February and March up along the western […]

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