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Interesting fact:  This is a Kudu(Tragelaphus strepsiceros)  Characteristics *Males have large spiralled horns, weigh up to 300kg and stand 1,5m at the shoulder; females don't have horns; both have white stripes down their grey flanks; mainly browsers favouring bushwillow and acacia species; approximately 5 000 in Kruger  Behaviour *Dominant male accompanied by three to five females; young males form bachelor herds; when they flee their raised tails flash a white signal for others to follow Male Form, Acacia, Horns, Fun Facts, Stripes, Shoulder, Grey, Animals, Gray

Interesting fact: This is a Kudu(Tragelaphus strepsiceros) Characteristics *Males have large spiralled horns, weigh up to 300kg and stand 1,5m at the shoulder; females don't have horns; both have white stripes down their grey flanks; mainly browsers favouring bushwillow and acacia species; approximately 5 000 in Kruger Behaviour *Dominant male accompanied by three to five females; young males form bachelor herds; when they flee their raised tails flash a white signal for others to follow

Meet the Yellow-billed Hornbill   A common resident in South Africa. They are commonly seen in scrub and dry woodland areas, particularly in the Kruger National Park.  The Yellow-billed Hornbill is a medium sized bird, with length between 48 to 60 cm, characterized by a long yellow beak with a casque (only in males).   The skin around the eyes and in the malar stripe is vivid red-coloured. White belly, grey neck, and black back with abundant white spots and stripes. Kruger National Park, Back To Black, Red Color, South Africa, Woodland, Stripes, Meet, Bird, Medium

Meet the Yellow-billed Hornbill A common resident in South Africa. They are commonly seen in scrub and dry woodland areas, particularly in the Kruger National Park. The Yellow-billed Hornbill is a medium sized bird, with length between 48 to 60 cm, characterized by a long yellow beak with a casque (only in males). The skin around the eyes and in the malar stripe is vivid red-coloured. White belly, grey neck, and black back with abundant white spots and stripes.

Latin Name: Giraffa camelopardalis Afrikaans: Kameelperd  Giraffe in South Africa occurs in the Kruger National Park National Park and throughout South Africa in provincial nature reserves and private game reserves  Bulls are larger and usually darker. The bony growth resembling short horns on their heads are actually hair growth. The horns of Bulls are more symmetrical and much thicker than cows. Bulls usually has no tufts or hardly any compared to cows that have tufts of hair on the horns. Kruger National Park, National Parks, Private Games, Game Reserve, Afrikaans, Nature Reserve, Cows, Hair Growth, South Africa

Latin Name: Giraffa camelopardalis Afrikaans: Kameelperd Giraffe in South Africa occurs in the Kruger National Park National Park and throughout South Africa in provincial nature reserves and private game reserves Bulls are larger and usually darker. The bony growth resembling short horns on their heads are actually hair growth. The horns of Bulls are more symmetrical and much thicker than cows. Bulls usually has no tufts or hardly any compared to cows that have tufts of hair on the horns.

This little birds name is Red-billed Oxpecker,   The reason for Oxpeckers sitting on mammals.  Oxpeckers will sit on certain mammals and target the ticks and other small parasites found on the skin and in the coats of these animals. Oxpeckers’ bills are especially adapted to their lifestyle. The bills are pointed as well as laterally compressed which helps the birds work their way through the coats of the mammals in a comb-like fashion and to pry out well embedded parasites.  The birds are… Red Bill, Little Birds, Ticks, Mammals, Target, Coats, Lifestyle, Fashion, Moda

This little birds name is Red-billed Oxpecker, The reason for Oxpeckers sitting on mammals. Oxpeckers will sit on certain mammals and target the ticks and other small parasites found on the skin and in the coats of these animals. Oxpeckers’ bills are especially adapted to their lifestyle. The bills are pointed as well as laterally compressed which helps the birds work their way through the coats of the mammals in a comb-like fashion and to pry out well embedded parasites. The birds are…

Get to know them a bit better:  Warthogs are day animals and spend most of their time looking for food. They are normally found in family groups. Warthogs have the peculiar habit of kneeling on the front knees while feeding and foraging in a localised area. They shelter in burrows at night, which they enter tail first. Socially, three main groups are encountered, namely solitary boars, bachelor groups and matriarchal groups. Matriarchal groups consist of adult sows with their young and… Shelter, Night, Animals, Food, Animales, Animaux, Essen, Animal, Meals

Get to know them a bit better: Warthogs are day animals and spend most of their time looking for food. They are normally found in family groups. Warthogs have the peculiar habit of kneeling on the front knees while feeding and foraging in a localised area. They shelter in burrows at night, which they enter tail first. Socially, three main groups are encountered, namely solitary boars, bachelor groups and matriarchal groups. Matriarchal groups consist of adult sows with their young and…

Who am I: African Elephant or African Bush Elephant [Loxodonta africana] My Story: The Elephant is the world's largest land mammal, and weighs up to 7 tonnes and reaches heights of 3.3 m at the shoulder. Elephants can live to a potential age of 70 years. The massive tusks of older bulls can weigh up to 50 or 60 kilograms, but tusks weighing up to 90 kilograms have been recorded. Elephants are voracious feeders which in a day consume up to 272 kg (600 pounds) of grass, tender shoots and bark… African Bush Elephant, Elephants, Essie, Mammals, Worlds Largest, Safari, Grass, Age, Country

Who am I: African Elephant or African Bush Elephant [Loxodonta africana] My Story: The Elephant is the world's largest land mammal, and weighs up to 7 tonnes and reaches heights of 3.3 m at the shoulder. Elephants can live to a potential age of 70 years. The massive tusks of older bulls can weigh up to 50 or 60 kilograms, but tusks weighing up to 90 kilograms have been recorded. Elephants are voracious feeders which in a day consume up to 272 kg (600 pounds) of grass, tender shoots and bark…

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