Kruger National Park Wildlife


This comprehensive Kruger Park wildlife guide provides a detailed compendium of the animals, birds and reptiles that form the basis for the continued interest of nature-lovers in this fantastic African safari destination.
Kruger National Park Lion Kill - Lions hunt either alone or in prides. In collaborative hunts, it is usually the lioness who initiates the kill. Lions...
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The Kruger National Park is home to many different species of animals, from Eland to small antelope such as Duiker and Steenbok. Impala are the most...
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By 1896 white rhino were extinct in the Lowveld, while elsewhere a relic 50 animals survived between the White and Black Umfolozi rivers in Zululand...
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Bird life in Kruger Park is many and varied. The Park is home to the majority of South African raptors, while vultures occur most in central grasslands...
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The bed of the Mphongolo River in northern Kruger is framed by a tall apple-leaf, while flowering knobthorns add a colourful backdrop. Many African...
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The seven rivers that cross Kruger support an extremely rich aquatic life. Forty-nine fish species are found in Kruger's rivers, including two of the...
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Many animals, especially predators like the small spotted genet and even antelope such as bushbuck and grey duiker, are active mainly at night...
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In August the mornings and evenings are cool, but temperatures and humidity rise during the day, more moisture; winds indicate spring is on its way...
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Beautiful, majestic, agile and incredibly fast; a sighting of a Cheetah while on an African safari is an achievement seldom succeeded in and often longed...
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These are just some of the many types of trees found in Kruger Park. The baobab is southern Africa's most distinctive...
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The South African National Park; Kruger National Park is the largest safari park in South Africa and is home to the Big Five as well as all of the...
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Most of Africa's herbivores can be classified as either grazers of grass or browsers of leaves off trees. Some animals, like the elephant and impala, do...
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Kruger is probably most famous for its large carnivores, the big flesh-eating cats (lion, leopard and cheetah) and dogs (hyaena and wild dogs)...
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Of all the carnivores in Kruger Park, none fires the imagination more than the Cats. Their eyes, for a start are definitely the eyes of a killer....
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It's interesting to note that where lions represent honest power and authority in the human consciousness, the hyaena is a universal symbol...
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The Cheetah's body is built for speed. It's legs are relatively long compared to its greyhound-like body; it has a big heart and lungs and wide nasal...
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The distribution of animals in Kruger depends largely on the time of year and the quality of grazing in each area. Migration patterns have been...
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The hyaena is a shaggy, untidy and opportunistic carnivore with a distinctive, sloping back. It is a member of the dog family, weighing around 60kg...
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Leopards are the least social and perhaps the most beautiful of the African big cats. They usually keep to themselves, lurking in dense riverine...
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One of Africa's most unforgettable experiences is hearing the roar of a lion at night. When Ingonyama (Swazi) or Nghala (Shangaan) announces his presence...
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The Dwarf Mongoose is the smallest of the African mongooses; very social, diurnal animals living in groups of between 8 and 20 individuals; very curious...
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Over 3 million years Africa's fauna underwent a complete change. Forest-dependent species either died out or adapted to the more open landscape...
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The baboon, is a truculent, cunning and intelligent animal that will eat almost anything, including small mammals and birds. Baboons have even been known...
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Porcupines are the largest African rodents, weighing up to 27kg. Although they are common in Kruger, they are rarely seen because of their nocturnal...
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The king of the reptiles in Kruger is the crocodile. There are believed to be several thousand crocodiles in Kruger. They are social animals, found in...
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The African wild dog is an endangered species, with only four remaining populations in Africa, one of which is Kruger. Their survival is dependent on the...
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Young vervet monkeys are born mainly from October to January after a gestation period of 140 days. Vervets emit distinct alarm barks for different...
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