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Hartmans Mountain Zebra


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The Hartman's Mountain Zebra's coat is characterized by its series of black and white stripes. These vertical lines are thin and relatively close...

Desert Elephant


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Desert Elephant. Namibia is well known for its diversity of wildlife and the high adaptability to the harsh environment shown by the creatures that...

Gorilla


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The Gorilla is the largest of the apes and the closest living relative to humans, with the exception of the chimpanzee...

Mole


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Cape Golden Mole (Chrysochloris asiatica). These are small, blind, insectivorous mammals, and not remotely related to rodent moles. The minute eyes are...

Hedgehog


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Hedgehogs are small insectivores, characterised by their pointed faces and short, sharp spines covering the flanks and back as protection against...

Warthog


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus). This is the most commonly seen wild pig of the African Bush. It is a dull grey colour and has a naked skin which...

Burchells Zebra


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Burchell's Zebra [Equus burchelli]. Body stripes are less numerous and broader than that of the Cape Mountain Zebra, whereas body stripes extend around...

Tsessebe


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The colouring is dark reddish-brown with a metallic sheen. The blaze on the face as well as the upper parts of the fore and hind legs down to the knees...

Suni


Africa Mammals Guide Information: This petite antelope stands only 350mm at the shoulders, and rams weigh only 5 Kg. Ewes are slightly larger and weighs 5.4 Kg. Light-brown to chestnut...

Steenbok


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The colour varies from light brown to darker brick-brown. The belly, the inside of the legs and underside of the tail are white. The ears are large, the...

Rhebuck


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Grey Rhebuck or Grey Rhebuck (Pelea capreolus). They weigh up to 30 Kg, with a shoulder height of 700-800 mm. This is a slender, long necked...

Pangolin


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Pangolin, Ground Pangolin (Manis temminckii), also known as Temminck's Pangolin or the Cape Pangolin. The body is protected by armour of imbricated brown...

Oribi


Africa Mammals Guide Information: A small antelope with light rust-brown colouring, white throat and belly. The horns are straight but bend slightly forward towards the tips...

Samango Monkey


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Males are larger than females, males have a mass of 7 to 9 kg and females 4 to 5 Kg. The tail is a third longer than the body. The coat of the head and...

Water Mongoose


Africa Mammals Guide Information: With an overall length of 800 to 1000 mm, this is a large and robust mongoose. It has a mass of between 2.5 to 4.2 kg. Their tails are 300-410 mm long...

Bat Hawk


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The adult is brownish black all over, except for a white spot above and below the eye. The centre of the chest and throat are white, with a broad black...

Springbok


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Springbok [Antidorcas marsupialis]. Rams may weigh up to 50 Kg, and ewes only up to 37 Kg. Rams stand 750mm at the shoulders. Their striking body colour...

Hartebeest


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Lichtenstein Hartebeests are large antelope with humped shoulders, sloping back and elongated head. Cows can weigh 180 Kg and adult bulls over 200 Kg...

Impala


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Impala [Aepyceros melampus]. This is the most common antelope of the bushveld regions of South Africa. A very graceful, rufous-fawn antelope, with...

Wildebeest


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Blue Wildebeest are seasonal breeders. Births of single calves per cow occur during summer after a gestation period of nine months...

Civet


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The African Civet has short, dense fur that is a greyish colour, with black spots arranged in rows along their bodies. Their legs and about 2/3 of their...

Bush Pig


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The Bush Pig is a strong, stocky pig with powerful forequarters. Its upper tusks are barely visible, but the lower tusks are razor sharp and grow to 7cm...

Badger


Africa Mammals Guide Information: Honey Badgers are about 250 mm high at the shoulders and weighs 12 Kg. The coats have a broad and course saddle of grey hair running from above the eyes...

Baboon


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The baboon is a large primate with a dog-like face and big, prominent canines. Baboons are omnivorous, feeding on lizards, birds and their eggs...

Waterbuck


Africa Mammals Guide Information: The Waterbuck is a big antelope with a characteristic white circle around the tail and a collar of white hair around the neck. The colour of the rest...
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