African vs Indian

Here are some of the differences between African and Indian elephants, since this question always comes up whilst on safari. African elephant –  Loxodonta africana Back more or less concave and saddle shaped Ears enormous and when extended cover the shoulders...

Ground Hornbills

This morning we were fortunate to see a pair of ground hornbills picking through a rhino midden for dung -beetle grubs. These turkey-sized birds  have a varied diet which often includes snakes, tortoises and young hares. Males are distinguished from females by a blue...

Saddle Billed Storks

You might think spotting a leopard is difficult until you try and spot a saddle-billed stork! It is estimated that there are less than 50 pairs of saddle-billed storks left in Southern Africa. That is less than 100 birds. These birds can be identified as individuals...

Questions and Answers – Lions

What is the purpose of the lions roaring? Apart from communicating with members of the pride which may be spread over a large area, roaring is a way of warning other lions that the area or territory is occupied. Despite general belief, both males and females...

Leopards, Elephants and a welcome surprise

Yesterday on the evening safari, we had the privilege of viewing the herd of elephant at one of the waterholes (eland dam). An amazing sighting in itself. While we were in the sighting of the elepants, my tracker, Willy took a look around, while I concentrated on the...

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