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Banded Mongoose


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Banded Mongoose (Mungos mungo) males are only heavier than females during the immature stages. In adulthood both sexes are similar in size and mass...

Dwarf Mongoose


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The Common Dwarf Mongoose (Helogale parvula) is the smallest of the mongoose family, and both males and females weigh only 350-400 gr. Total length is...

Slender Mongoose


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Slender Mongoose (Galerella sanguinea), also known as the Black-tipped Mongoose or the Black-tailed Mongoose. Slender Mongoose females attain a mass...

White-Tailed Mongoose


Africa Mammals Guide Information: White-tailed Mongoose [Ichneumia albicauda] No size difference exists between the sexes, which are physically similar in appearance. Body length...

Yellow Mongoose


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Yellow Mongoose. Total length is 400-600 mm, with a tail length of 180-250 mm. Mass is about 450-900 g. Has a triangular shaped face with a pointed snout...

Hippo


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The Hippo is a massive, semi-aquatic mammal with a mass of up to 2,5 tonnes. It is able to walk under water on the river bed, and can remain submerged...

Small Grey Mongoose


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Small Grey Mongoose. Males are larger than females at 500 - 1000 gr. Total body length varies from 550 mm to 690 mm. Tail length between 200-340 mm...

Red Hartebeest


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The Red Hartebeest is a large, reddish-fawn antelope with sloping back and long narrow face. Both sexes have heavily ringed horns. Of the 12 subspecies...

Spring Hare


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The vernacular name of this creature is misleading, since the Spring Hare is in fact a rodent, and not a hare. Springhares are to some degree used as...

Scrub Hare


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The Scrub Hare is larger in the south-western parts of the range (2.7-4.5 kg) than further north (1.5-3.2 kg). The upper parts are a grizzled-grey and...

Cape Hare


Africa Mammals Guide Information: There are twelve sub-species of the Cape Hare found throughout Africa. The female Cape Hare is slightly larger than the male. Their mass varies from...

Monkey


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Unlike many tropical African countries, there are only two monkey species in South Africa, namely the vervet and the samango monkey. Both are fruit...

Sharpes Grysbok


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Sharpe's Grysbok is a shy antelope, which is slightly smaller than the Cape Grysbok, and which has a thick-set body and a rich rufous-coloured coat. It...

Vervet Monkey


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Males have a mass of 6kg and measure 1.1 m in length, whereas females are slightly smaller and weigh only 4kg. Vervet Monkeys have a silver-grey body...

Cape Grysbok


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The Cape Grysbok is a small, shy antelope with a thick-set body and a coarse coat of hair. A mingling of white and reddish hair on the back and sides...

Cape Otter


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The Cape Clawless Otter measures 1,3 m in length and weighs about 13 kg. Except for the belly, throat, cheeks and upper lip, which are all white...

Small-Spotted Genet


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The Small-Spotted-Genet is slightly smaller than the Large-Spotted Genet, and the markings are more distinct black and white and without a rusty tinge...

Large-Spotted Genet


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The Large-Spotted Genet has a shoulder height of 210 mm, but this species is short legged. The elongated body has a length of 460 mm and a mass of 1.6 kg...

Striped Polecat


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Polecats are close relatives of the African weasel, but differs in that it is larger, the coat hairs are longer, and that it has three characteristic...

Puku


Africa Mammals Guide Information: A gregarious antelope occurring in small herds. The social system is centralised on adult males maintaining and defending territories which accord them...

Cape Fox


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The only true fox and the smallest canid found in South Africa. The Cape Fox is silver-grey in colour with large pointed ears. They have a dark...

Bat-eared Fox


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The Bat-Eared Fox has a silver-gray fluffy coat, a black-tipped bushy tail with a black stripe on top. An outstanding feature is the enormous ears, which...

Jamesons Red Rock Rabbit


Africa Mammals Guide Information: This species has a fine, silky fur which is grizzled rufous-brown on the upper parts of the body. It has a whitish chin and slightly lighter fur on the...

Greater Cane Rat


Africa Mammals Guide Information: This rodent is closer related to the porcupine than to veld rats. The spiny fur on the back and rounded nose distinguish this animal from true rats. A...

Blue Duiker


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The Blue Duiker is the smallest antelope in Southern Africa. Measures 300 mm at the shoulders and females weighs 4.7 kg, males only 4 kg. The coat is...
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