'Africa Mammals Guide'

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Damara Dik-Dik.

Damara Dik-Dik


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Damara Dik-Dik males are smaller and lighter than the females. The two sexes are respectively 386 mm by 5.1 kg and 394 mm by 5.6 kg. Only the rams
The Black Rhino.

Black Rhino


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Bulls weigh up to 1 200 Kg and cows about 800 Kg. As such this species is smaller than the White Rhino. It can further be distinguished from the White
African Wild Cat.

African Wild Cat


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Six thousand years ago Egyptians domesticated the African Wild Cat to control mice and rats raiding granaries. From these tamed animals, the domestic
Black Footed Cat.

Black Footed Cat


Africa Mammals Guide Information: This species is very secretive in nature, which makes it difficult to census. The Black-Footed Cat is nevertheless considered rare. Except for the very
White Rhinocerous.

White Rhino


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The White Rhino is the third largest land mammal. Massive, stocky, and with a reputation of being not quite as aggressive as the black rhino
The rare Sitatunga

Sitatunga


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Head and body length of a Sitatunga ram measures 1.5 to 1.7 m, with a tail of 200 to 250 mm. Rams weigh 80-125 kg. Ewes are smaller, head and body
Cape Ground Squirrel.

Cape Ground Squirrel


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The Cape Ground Squirrel is a rodent endemic to South Africa. It measures 450 mm in length and weighs up to 1 kg. Upper parts are cinnamon coloured with
Thick-Tailed Bushbaby.

Thick-Tailed Bushbaby


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The Thick-Tailed Bushbaby is a nocturnal primate with child-like cries which gave cause for the English vernacular name. Probably due to its diet
Mountain Ground Squirrel.

Mountain Ground Squirrel


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The Mountain Ground Squirrel has previously been considered as a subspecies of the Cape Ground Squirrel, but has since been recognised as a species in
A tree squirrel on a piece of bark.

Tree Squirrel


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Tree Squirrel or Smith's Bush Squirrel [Paraxerus cepapi] The total length is 350 mm, half of which is tail. This species only weighs 200 gram. The coat
Lesser Bushbaby.

Lesser Bushbaby


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The lesser bushbaby, known to scientists as Galago moholi, is a small, tree-dwelling primate active by night. They are capable of leaps of remarkable
Bontebok.

Bontebok


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The Bontebok is a medium-sized, generally dark brown antelope with a prominent, wide white blaze on its face, with a pure white rump, belly and hocks
Blesbok.

Blesbok


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Physically, rams and ewes are remarkably similar. Their mass can be as much as 85 kg. A characteristic of the Blesbok is the prominent white blaze
Suricate family.

Suricate


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The Afrikaans name Meerkat refers to either the Yellow Mongoose or the Suricate, and is a derivate of a Dutch terms denoting a diet of ants. The Suricate
Lesser Yellow House Bat.

Lesser Yellow House Bat


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Lesser Yellow House Bat (Scotophilus borbonicus) As implied by the popular name, this bat is similar in general appearance than it's sister species
Yellow House Bat.

Yellow House Bat


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Yellow House Bat or African Yellow Bat (Scotophilus dinganii) Larger than the lesser yellow house bat, but smaller than the giant yellow house bat
Blue Wildebeest.

Blue Wildebeest


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Blue Wildebeest or Common or White-bearded Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) The dark silver-grey body is marked with dark vertical bands
Ansorgis Free Tailed Bat.

Ansorges Free Tailed Bat


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Ansorge's Free-Tailed Bat (Tadarida ansorgei) Like all so-called 'free-tailed' bats, the distal portion of the tail of the Ansorgi's Free-Tailed Bat is
Black wildebeest.

Black Wildebeest


Africa Mammals Guide Information: They have a dark brown to black body, an erect mane and a long whitish tail. Both sexes have heavy, forward curving horns. Bulls measure 1.2 metre at
Chacma Baboon with young.

Chacma Baboon


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The Chacma Baboon is a large primate with a dog-like face and large, prominent canines. A mature male measures 1.5 m from head to tail and weighs up to
Cape Mountain Zebra.

Cape Mountain Zebra


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The Cape Mountain Zebra is the smallest of the zebra species, and has a mass of 230-260 kg and a shoulder height from 1.16 m to 1.28 m. Since the stripes
Rock Hyrax / Dassis.

Rock Dassie


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Rock Dassie now known as Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis). This small, plump and tail-less guinea-pig-like animal is about as large as a big rabbit
Group of buffalo. G Cooke

African Buffalo


Africa Mammals Guide Information: African Buffalo or Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer). A large and powerful bovine, the African Buffalo reaches shoulder heights of up to 1.5 m and a mass of
Banana Bat.

Banana Bat


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Banana Bat (Neoromicia nanus). The Banana Bat is a tiny bat which is 77 mm long and weighs 4.0 grams. The dense fur on the back can be various shades of
Gemsbok antelope.

Oryx


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Oryx or Gemsbok (Oryx gazelle). A large antelope with striking black and white markings on the face and legs, black side stripes on the flanks and a long
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