Oxpeckers

  What are their roles and what do they do on mammals?   It is believed that there is a mutually beneficial relationship between the mammal and the oxpecker, removing parasites in exchange for a vigilance system, and flying up and alerting the animal of the presence...

Predators vs Prey

The relationship between predator and prey is a very complicated one. The rangers at Kapama Main Lodge were extremely fortunate to witness some of this behaviour yesterday. Firstly yesterday was not good to be an impala, since we found a young female leopard that had...

Loxodonta africana

Yesterday afternoon while out on game drive we came across a sighting where we witnessed some of the elephants eating the dung of the matriarch (the dominant cow elephant in a herd). So naturally the question was asked as why this happens. For elephants to be able to...

What is the BIGGEST rat you have ever seen?

The mere mention of the word “rat” makes many people cringe, but there is something special about the Greater Cane Rat. It is a giant rat with a relatively short tail and a more rounded head and face than your typical house rat. These rodents live in or...

Bacon and no eggs

This morning we were extremely fortunate towards the end of our drive as all the mornings hard work had finally paid off in the end. We found lion tracks not very far from the lodge. It was the tracks of the two females with the three cubs and they looked like they...