Observations in the Class: Mammalia

Common Name: Mammals

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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Impala

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By: HermanViviersHermanViviers’s reputation in MammalsHermanViviers’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Pilanesberg National Park
Observed: 24th January 2015
Added: 25th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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summary eviction

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Avenue, Scottburgh
Observed: 25th January 2015
Added: 25th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:3
Description:

Strange goings on in the kitchen yard. The bushgirl's beautifully-crafted Strawberry Pot was shedding soil. Earth-worms were trapping themselves on the hard tiled surface, presumably fleeing some terrible predator within the pot.

Sure enough, when the pot was lugged out onto the lawn and gently upended, there was something moving in the soil. A Stiletto snake? A Giant Legless Skink? A Rainfrog?

Careful grading (with the side of a stick) revealed a velvet coat covering a steel-coil physique, a leather nose and sharp fore-nails making holding the squeaking fellow impossibly painful.

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Welgevonden Game Reserve (Pitse Lodge) - Tsessebe

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By: jimmymac2
Member of RSPB Wildlife Explorers
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Location: Nylstroom, Bosveld
Observed: 26th December 2014
Added: 25th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

One of only a handful of Tsessebe in the whole reserve, we were very lucky.

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don't intervene with Nature

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Avenue, Scottburgh
Observed: 18th January 2015
Added: 25th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:3
Description:

So I had to mutter to myself like a mantra while taking these pretty horrific pics ...

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Cape Grysbok on camera trap

Grysbok on camera trap
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Location: 1kleynhagelkraal NR nr dam
Observed: 3rd December 2014
Added: 25th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Small buck in fynbos

Buck on camera trap
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Location: 1kleynhagelkraal NR nr dam
Observed: 22nd December 2014
Added: 25th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Welgevonden Game Reserve (Pitse Lodge) - A lone lion

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By: jimmymac2
Member of RSPB Wildlife Explorers
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Location: Nylstroom, Bosveld
Observed: 26th December 2014
Added: 24th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

This lion has cubs in the reserve, and she is venturing quite far away from them. When we saw her here she was further than a kilometre away from her cubs.

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Dung beetles swarm on White Rhino dung heap

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By: AmandaengAmandaeng’s reputation in Mammals
Observed: 29th December 2014
Added: 24th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:3
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mongoose

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By: mary hunter
Location: the island sedgefield
Observed: 4th March 2010
Added: 24th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Hippopotamus (Swazi)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: D 42, Lubombo
Observed: 10th August 2009
Added: 23rd January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:5
Description:

I apologize for re loading this sighting, but tried to delete the duplicate and it deleted all entries.
Not sure who supplied correct species & subsp., but thank you

We happened upon this chap in Mnjoli Dam. Presumably getting irritated with helicopter flying overhead s/he sought solitude among a herd of cattle on the side.

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Otters playing in the rain

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By: mary hunter
Location: The Island Sedgefield
Observed: 16th January 2015
Added: 23rd January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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pig

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By: masehly
Location: Wildkamp
Observed: 4th February 2014
Added: 23rd January 2015
Likely ID: Sus scrofa
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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Albino Grey Squirell

Hisilicon Balong
By: richburns9
Location: Constantia
Observed: 30th October 2014
Added: 23rd January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Got knocked over in front of this morning

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Baboon

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By: HermanViviersHermanViviers’s reputation in MammalsHermanViviers’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Golden Gate Highlands National Park
Observed: 8th December 2013
Added: 21st January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Equus quagga subsp. antiquorum (Plains Zebra)

 Equus quagga subsp. antiquorum (Plains Zebra)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: The Karoo National Park
Observed: 17th December 2014
Added: 21st January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Tragelaphus strepsiceros subsp. strepsiceros (Greater Kudu)

 Tragelaphus strepsiceros subsp. strepsiceros (Greater Kudu)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: The Karoo National Park
Observed: 17th December 2014
Added: 21st January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Raphicerus campestris

 Raphicerus campestris (Steenbok)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: The Karoo National Park
Observed: 18th December 2014
Added: 21st January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Oryx gazella subsp. gazella (Gemsbok)

Oryx gazella subsp. gazella (Gemsbok)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: The Karoo National Park
Observed: 18th December 2014
Added: 21st January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Family party

Adults
By: Peter Warren
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMidlands Conservancies Forum
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Location: Groenkloof
Observed: 18th January 2015
Added: 20th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
Description:

After a 10km hike that exhausted me (OK not very fit) where I saw lots of alien infestations and not much else, this little family party provided some excitement..

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Alcelaphus caama (Red Hartebeest)

Alcelaphus caama (Red Hartebeest)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: The Karoo National Park
Observed: 18th December 2014
Added: 20th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Domestic Rabbit

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By: Marianne Holm
Glenwood House School
Location: Drosdty lane
Observed: 20th January 2015
Added: 20th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:3
Description:

this rabbit has been living in my garden for EIGHT YEARS and I still don't know what it is. if somebody could help me, It would be much appreciated.

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Wetland Fun

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Glenwood wetland
Observed: 20th January 2015
Added: 20th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:2
Description:

Juveniles, out of normal dwelling habitat and temporarily in wetland habitat, but appear to be enjoying the change.

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Equus zebra subsp. zebra (Cape Mountain Zebra)

 Equus zebra subsp. zebra (Cape Mountain Zebra)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: The Karoo National Park
Observed: 18th December 2014
Added: 20th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Antidorcas marsupialis subsp. marsupialis (Springbok)

 Antidorcas marsupialis subsp. marsupialis (Springbok)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: The Karoo National Park
Observed: 17th December 2014
Added: 19th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Alcelaphus caama (Red Hartebeest)

Alcelaphus caama (Red Hartebeest)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: The Karoo National Park
Observed: 18th December 2014
Added: 19th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Bat in house

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Location: Phillipskop Mountain Reserve
Observed: 15th January 2015
Added: 19th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Flew into our house one evening - very hard to persuade to leave again. Body about 5cm long.

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Eland

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By: 22Nick2222Nick22’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Garden Castle, Southern Drakensberg
Observed: 17th January 2015
Added: 18th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Swartkwas Muishond

Komiekiegat
By: PieterMierPieterMier’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Koeskopfontein
Observed: 10th January 2015
Added: 18th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Well bred young ladies

shy girls
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Umdoni Village, Pennington
Observed: 22nd May 2011
Added: 17th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:9
Comments:0
Description:

Photo courtesy of Umdoni Retirement Village Pics.

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Where's that fat fool in red pyjamas with his goat sled?

fine boy
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Umdoni Village, Pennington
Observed: 24th December 2014
Added: 17th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
Description:

Xmas eve fine male

Photo courtesy of Umdoni Retirement Village Pics

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