San Lameer is filled with an array of incredible and interesting wildlife. Today we present to you, the Spotted Genet. #WildlifeWednesday The Cape genet is ash grey with brown irregular spots and a black stripe along the spine. Its muzzle is white, and it has white spots below the eye. Its ears are grey. Its tail is black and white banded with a black tip. Some individuals living in areas with more than 375 mm annual precipitation are darker than individuals from drier areas. Measurements of…

San Lameer is filled with an array of incredible and interesting wildlife. Today we present to you, the Spotted Genet. #WildlifeWednesday The Cape genet is ash grey with brown irregular spots and a black stripe along the spine. Its muzzle is white, and it has white spots below the eye. Its ears are grey. Its tail is black and white banded with a black tip. Some individuals living in areas with more than 375 mm annual precipitation are darker than individuals from drier areas. Measurements of…

San Lameer is filled with an array of incredible and interesting wildlife. Today we present to you, the Leguaan. #WildlifeWednesday The Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus) is a large member of the monitor lizard family (Varanidae) found throughout much of Africa. Other common names include the African small-grain lizard, water leguaan or river leguaan Nile monitors can grow to about 120 to 220 cm in length, with the largest specimens attaining 244 cm. In an average-sized specimen, the…

San Lameer is filled with an array of incredible and interesting wildlife. Today we present to you, the Leguaan. #WildlifeWednesday The Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus) is a large member of the monitor lizard family (Varanidae) found throughout much of Africa. Other common names include the African small-grain lizard, water leguaan or river leguaan Nile monitors can grow to about 120 to 220 cm in length, with the largest specimens attaining 244 cm. In an average-sized specimen, the…

Today is Wednesday and that means the next installment of our #WildlifeWednesday series. Today we will be showcasing the Water Mongoose. The water mongoose is a medium-sized mammal, though large for a mongoose. Its weight can range from 2 to 5.5 kg , with an average range of 2.5 to 4.1 kg. From the head to the base of the tail, these animals range from 44 to 62 cm, with the tail adding 25–36 cm. It is a member of the mongoose family and the only member of its genus. Atilax paludinosus is…

Today is Wednesday and that means the next installment of our #WildlifeWednesday series. Today we will be showcasing the Water Mongoose. The water mongoose is a medium-sized mammal, though large for a mongoose. Its weight can range from 2 to 5.5 kg , with an average range of 2.5 to 4.1 kg. From the head to the base of the tail, these animals range from 44 to 62 cm, with the tail adding 25–36 cm. It is a member of the mongoose family and the only member of its genus. Atilax paludinosus is…

Today is Wednesday and that means the next installment of our #WildlifeWednesday series. Today we will be showcasing the Bushpig. The bushpig is a member of the pig family and lives in forests, woodland, riverine vegetation and reedbeds in East and Southern Africa. Probably introduced populations are also present in Madagascar. There have also been unverified reports of their presence on the Comoro island of Mayotte. Bushpigs are mainly nocturnal. There are several subspecies. Adult bushpigs…

The bushpig (Potamochoerus larvatus) is a member of the pig family and lives in forests, woodland, riverine vegetation and reedbeds in East and Southern Africa.

Today we bring you the next installment of #WildlifeWednesday, the Vervet Monkey. Showcasing the variety of animals located around the San Lameer Estate. The vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus), or simply vervet, is an Old World monkey of the family Cercopithecidae native to Africa. The term "vervet" is also used to refer to all the members of the genus Chlorocebus. The five distinct subspecies can be found mostly throughout Southern Africa, as well as some of the eastern countries…

Today we bring you the next installment of #WildlifeWednesday, the Vervet Monkey. Showcasing the variety of animals located around the San Lameer Estate. The vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus), or simply vervet, is an Old World monkey of the family Cercopithecidae native to Africa. The term "vervet" is also used to refer to all the members of the genus Chlorocebus. The five distinct subspecies can be found mostly throughout Southern Africa, as well as some of the eastern countries…

Today we bring you the next installment of #WildlifeWednesday, the Southern Reedbuck. Showcasing the wide variety of animals located around the San Lameer Estate. The southern reedbuck is larger than the other species. It stands 80–90 cm at the shoulder. Females weigh 48 kg, while the males weigh 68 kg. It has distinctive dark lines running down the front of each of its forelegs and lower hindlegs and whitish rings around the eyes. It has a lifespan of 10 years. The coat is silky and almost…

Today we bring you the next installment of #WildlifeWednesday, the Southern Reedbuck. Showcasing the wide variety of animals located around the San Lameer Estate. The southern reedbuck is larger than the other species. It stands 80–90 cm at the shoulder. Females weigh 48 kg, while the males weigh 68 kg. It has distinctive dark lines running down the front of each of its forelegs and lower hindlegs and whitish rings around the eyes. It has a lifespan of 10 years. The coat is silky and almost…

Today we bring you the next installment of #WildlifeWednesday, the Tree Hyrax. Showcasing the variety of animals located around the San Lameer Estate. The tree hyrax is a small nocturnal mammal that is distantly related to elephants and sea cows. They have 4-toed front feet and 3-toed back feet with rounded nails, and rubbery soles that help them climb. Colouring: Dependent on geographical location, their soft dense coats can range from a pale gray to light or dark brown. The variation is…

Today we bring you the next installment of #WildlifeWednesday, the Tree Hyrax. Showcasing the variety of animals located around the San Lameer Estate. The tree hyrax is a small nocturnal mammal that is distantly related to elephants and sea cows. They have 4-toed front feet and 3-toed back feet with rounded nails, and rubbery soles that help them climb. Colouring: Dependent on geographical location, their soft dense coats can range from a pale gray to light or dark brown. The variation is…

Today we bring you the next installment of #WildlifeWednesday, the Red Duiker. Showcasing the variety of animals located around the San Lameer Estate. The red forest duiker, Natal duiker, or Natal red duiker is a small antelope found in central to southern Africa. It is one of 22 extant species form the subfamily Cephalophinae. While the red forest duiker is very similar to the common duiker, it is smaller in size and has a distinguishing reddish coloring. Additionally, the red forest duiker…

Today we bring you the next installment of #WildlifeWednesday, the Red Duiker. Showcasing the variety of animals located around the San Lameer Estate. The red forest duiker, Natal duiker, or Natal red duiker is a small antelope found in central to southern Africa. It is one of 22 extant species form the subfamily Cephalophinae. While the red forest duiker is very similar to the common duiker, it is smaller in size and has a distinguishing reddish coloring. Additionally, the red forest duiker…

San Lameer is filled with some beautiful and interesting wildlife. Today we present to you, the Grey Duiker. #WildlifeWednesday The common duiker, also known as the grey or bush duiker, is a small antelope found in west, central, east, and southern Africa- essentially everywhere in Africa south of the Sahara, excluding the Horn of Africa and the rainforests of the central and western parts of the continent. Generally, they are found in habitats with sufficient vegetation cover to allow them…

The common duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia) is also known as the bush duiker or grey duiker.

The Bushbuck.  Bushbucks are the most widespread antelope in Sub-Saharan Africa. Two species are recognised, the kéwel and the imbabala. All bushbuck live within a "home" area, which is usually around 50 000 square metres on the savannah and much larger in the forest, that they will not normally leave. These areas usually overlap other bushbuck home areas. Bushbuck are basically solitary animals and the mature males go out of their way to stay away from each other. Usually bushbuck are most…

The Bushbuck. Bushbucks are the most widespread antelope in Sub-Saharan Africa. Two species are recognised, the kéwel and the imbabala. All bushbuck live within a "home" area, which is usually around 50 000 square metres on the savannah and much larger in the forest, that they will not normally leave. These areas usually overlap other bushbuck home areas. Bushbuck are basically solitary animals and the mature males go out of their way to stay away from each other. Usually bushbuck are most…


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