'Botswana Wildlife Species Guide'

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Ostrich. Richard Miller

Ostrich | Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: The world's largest living bird occurs throughout Botswana, from the wetlands of the Okavango to the arid reaches of the Central Kalahari. Many people
Vultures in the Okavango. Michael Poliza

Vultures | Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: There are eight species of vulture in Africa of which five are found in Botswana namely Hooded, White-backed, Lappet-faced, White headed and Cape Griffon
Suricate

Suricate | Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: Suricates are a highly sociable species living in troops of up to fifty individuals. They live in burrows which they excavate themselves. Suricates feed
Banded mongoose. Lee Kemp

Banded Mongoose | Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: Banded Mongooses are sociable creatures and are found in troops of up to fifty individuals. The sizes of the territories or home ranges depend greatly on
Roan Antelope. Richard Miller

Roan Antelope | Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: The Roan is the largest African antelope after the Eland and could be confused with the regal Sable Antelope but it is more reddish in colour and the
Hartebeest

Hartebeest | Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: Hartebeest are sub-classified into numerous sub-species with particular ranges across Africa. The social structure involves herds of females moving
Cape Fox on the trot

Cape Fox | Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: The Cape Fox is the only true fox occurring in southern Africa. They feed on a wide range of food from rodents to birds, insects and even at times fruit
Eland bull

Common Eland | Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: The world's largest antelope was once widespread across Africa but is now only found in protected areas. Eland herds vary in size although they are known
porcupine.

Porcupine | Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: The southern African porcupine [Hystrix africaeustralis] is found from the southern- most point of the continent up into Kenya. The north African or
Honey Badger.

Honey Badger | Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: Honey badgers are renowned for their ferociousness, attacking lions and buffalo if feeling threatened. The legend goes that the badger will go for the
Aardvark. Lee Kemp

Aardvark | Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: Ardvark meaning 'earth pig' in Afrikaans is generally considered to be nocturnal although it is sometime seen foraging in the daytime
Female vervet monkey and infant. Graham Cooke

Vervet Monkey | Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: The Vervet Monkey is one of the most endearing animals for guests to see on safari, but they are usually pests around lodges where they raid kitchens and
Tsessebe

Tsessebe | Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: One of the most characteristic images of the plains of Africa is that of the Tsessebe and Topi standing on a termite mound vantage point. Once thought to
Waterbuck. Graham Hancock

Waterbuck | Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: The Waterbuck was described by Earnest Hemingway as 'no more ruggedly handsome animal in all of Africa', and with its long forward-sweeping horns and
male steenbok. Graham Cooke

Steenbok | Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: The Steenbok is generally an arid-habitat species, but in Botswana they are found in the Okavango Delta. Known to survive without having to drink water
Kudu. Chobe. Jono Craig

Kudu | Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: The Kudu is one of the stateliest animals in Africa and in particular the male with its long spiral horns which also make it a favourite target of
Pels Fishing Owl

Pels Fishing Owl | Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: The Pel's Fishing Owl is probably heard more than it is seen whilst on safari in the Okavango Delta or Linyanti Swamp, although most guests will mistake
Oryx at the gallop near Kalahari Plains Camp

Oryx | Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: The Oryx or Gemsbok has adapted to life in the dry arid central regions of the Kalahari and can live without drinking water, instead getting all its
Crocodile basking on the banks of Okavango River. Simon Bloomhill

Crocodile | Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: The Crocodile is one of the oldest species on earth, predating the dinosaurs, and the question is often asked as to why the species survived the fate of
Fish eagle near Pom Pom Camp

Fish Eagle | Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: The Fish Eagle is the epitome of African pride and grandeur for many people, with its piercing call carrying across the wilderness. The call is also the
Red duiker. Graham Cooke

Duiker | Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: Predominantly a herbivore one of the most interesting facts about the Duiker is that it is known to feed on insects, small reptiles, birds and even
Black-backed Jackal with kill. Lee Kemp

Black Backed Jackal Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: The Black-backed Jackal, or silver-backed Jackal as it is known in places, is one of the hardiest creatures of Africa, surviving in a wide range of
Springbok

Springbok | Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: Springbok are confined to game farms and reserves with the only numbers of substance being found in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and Kgalagadi
Small impala herd. Lee Kemp

Impala | Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: The impala is the most widespread antelope in northern Botswana and due to its abundance this elegantly beautiful antelope is generally overlooked by
Zebras chase off a wild dog

Zebra | Botswana Wildlife Guide


Botswana Wildlife Species Guide Information: From the three species of Zebra in Africa, in Botswana only the Burchell's Zebra occurs. It is is the national animal of Botswana living in
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