Mammals

Giraffe

18/04/12

Two Giraffes

These two were photo’ed at Koffylaagte Game Lodge on a game drive.

Giraffe Picture

08/11/11

Majestic Giraffe

The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed hoofed mammal, the tallest of all land living animals, and the largest ruminant. Its scientific name, which is similar to its archaic English name of camelopard, refers to its irregular patches of... (Read more)

African Elephant

04/07/11

Old Style African Elephant

On game drive through Lalibela Game Reserve we came upon a small herd of African Elephants – Loxodonta Africana. They seemed not to care too much that we were there watching them, but one of them kept giving us one... (Read more)

King of the Jungle

28/06/11

King of the Jungle

The King of the Jungle, the African Lion, or Panthera Leo, is a carnivorous animal which is part of the Cat Family. They stand about 1.2m high and are 150 to 230 Kgs. They tend to live in savannas, grasslands,... (Read more)

Monkeyland Gibbon

30/01/11

Monkeyland Gibbon

Gibbons are apes in the family Hylobatidae. Gibbons occur in tropical and subtropical rainforests from northeast India to Indonesia and north to southern China, including the islands of Sumatra, Borneo and Java. One unique aspect of gibbon physiology is that... (Read more)

Bengal Tiger

09/07/10

Bengal Tiger

This picture was taken near Addo Elephant Park at the Crocodile Ranch.

Cheetah with Cubs

16/05/10

Cheetah with Cubs

On a trip through the local Kragga Kamma Game Park, we were lucky to have visited at a stage when the cubs were old enough to run around. They seemed to have been enjoying their home in the park as... (Read more)

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