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Lion & Buffalo interactions

This morning while on drive we found the pride of lions on lodge road. We followed them when a flock of guinea fowls started calling alarm having seen the lions. The alarm call aroused the attention of the herd of buffalo. The buffalo stood up and started charging the...

Dark Chanting Goshawk

Yesterday we saw a Dark Chanting Goshawk sitting in a Knob thorn tree, north of Mamba dam, busy feeding on another bird. We could not identify its prey at first but as we approached we found that it was a Crested Francolin (Spurfowl). The Goshawk had already eaten...

Why are the large ones vegetarian???

The answer a lot of people are looking for is, why are the larger animals like hippo, elephant and rhino vegetarian and not meat eaters?   Well to be able to sustain such a large body one needs a lot of food to be able to function and survive, so if one looks at it...

Animal speeds

We often get asked by our guests how fast certain animals can run, so here are the running speeds of a few common African animals.   African lion                                     80-100km/h             ...

Why does one see different species living together?

This is a question that I was asked again on last afternoons game drive when we drove past a collection of animals consisting of zebra, giraffe and impala.  There are many other species that will also form groups and in most cases it will be two ore more species, that...

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