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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Hyena Myths Busted: Are They Really Hermaphrodites?

Ugly. Villainous. Thieving. The insults leveled at hyenas are so nasty you’d think they were running for office. These predators, inhabitants of Africa and Asia, have been maligned for centuries as grave robbers, witches’ steeds, and even “were-hyenas,” according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Hyaena Specialist Group. In hopes of clearing up some modern misconceptions, Weird Animal Question of the Week […]

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