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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Buffalo

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Location: Kruger National Park
Observed: 3rd June 2016
Added: 25th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Buffalo resting, with Cattle Egret in attendance

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Banded Mongoose (MNP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Marakele NP - Office side
Observed: 18th July 2016
Added: 25th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Vervet Monkey (MNP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Marakele NP - Office side
Observed: 18th July 2016
Added: 25th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Grayfoot Chacma Baboon (MNP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Marakele NP - Office side
Observed: 18th July 2016
Added: 25th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Impala (MNP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Marakele NP - Office side
Observed: 18th July 2016
Added: 25th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Dassie Lookout

SAM_4239 (2) [Dassie (Procavia capensis)]
By: Jeffrey GroenewaldJeffrey Groenewald’s reputation in MammalsJeffrey Groenewald’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Helderberg, Below West Peak
Observed: 16th July 2016
Added: 24th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Peek-a-boo

Gerbillurus paeba subsp. paeba
By: Gigi
Botanical Society of South AfricaCape Bird ClubCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Okaukuejo Rest Camp
Observed: 6th July 2016
Added: 24th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Big-eyed observer

Elephantulus intufi
By: Gigi
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Location: Omandumba
Observed: 8th July 2016
Added: 24th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:1
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Giraffe (R511)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: R511 (2)
Observed: 17th July 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Dining Duiker

SAM_0044 (2) [Common Duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia)]
By: Jeffrey GroenewaldJeffrey Groenewald’s reputation in MammalsJeffrey Groenewald’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Helderberg, Picnic Lawns
Observed: 11th March 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Greater Kudu (R516)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: R516 (14)
Observed: 17th July 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Kudu

Tragelaphus strepsiceros.kudu female.mw
By: outrampsmarge
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersOutramps
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Location: Mountain Zebra National Park
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Kudus have bluish-grey coats. They have vertical white stripes along their torso. Females do not have horns.The bulls have large manes running along their throats, and large horns with two and a half twists which diverge slightly as they slant back from the head.

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Giraffe (R516)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: R516 (14)
Observed: 17th July 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Greater Kudu (R516)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: R516 (13)
Observed: 17th July 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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White face (R516)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: R516 (12)
Observed: 17th July 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Impala (R516)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: R516 (12)
Observed: 17th July 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Eland

Taurotragus oryx.Eland.mw
By: outrampsmarge
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Location: Mountain Zebra National Park
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Large spiral-horned antelopes. Tan coloured with a short mane, and a dewlap

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Aardwolf

Proteles cristatus.Aardwolf.mw
By: outrampsmarge
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersOutramps
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Location: Mountain Zebra National Park
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

The aardwolf has a slender muzzle, black vertical stripes on a coat of yellowish fur, and a long, distinct mane down the midline of the neck and back. It also has one or two diagonal stripes down the fore and hindquarters, along with several stripes on its legs. Its lower leg (from the knee down) is all black, and its tail is bushy with a black tip.

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Grey Rhebok

Pelea capreolus.Grey rhebok.mw
By: outrampsmarge
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Location: Mountain Zebra National Park
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

A medium-sized antelope with a long neck, narrow ears, and straight, sharp horns in the male. The horns are ringed at the base. The coat is short and dense and coloured in various shades of grey.

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Meerkat

Suricata suricatta.Meerkat.mw
By: outrampsmarge
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Location: Mountain Zebra National Park
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:3
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

It has a long slender body and limbs. It's face tapers, coming to a point at the nose, which is brown. The eyes always have black patches around them, and they have small black crescent-shaped ears, and their eyes are on the front of their faces.

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Ground squirrel

Xerus inauris.Ground squirrel.mw
By: outrampsmarge
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Location: Mountain Zebra National Park
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

It has cinnamon fur on the back, while the face, underbelly, sides of neck and ventral sides of limbs are white. The sides of its body each have a white stripe. The eyes are fairly large and have white lines around them.

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Gemsbok

Oryx gazella.gemsbok.mw
By: outrampsmarge
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersOutramps
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Location: Mountain Zebra National Park
Observed: 26th June 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Large antelope brownish-grey in colour, with lighter patches toward the bottom rear of the rump. Their tails are long and black in colour. A blackish stripe extends from the chin down the lower edge of the neck, through the juncture of the shoulder and leg along the lower flank of each side. Their legs have white 'socks' with a black patch on the front of both the front legs, and both genders have long, straight horns.

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Horsey with pyjamas

Equus zebra zebra.mountain zebra.rw
By: outrampsmarge
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Location: Mountain Zebra National Park
Observed: 23rd July 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Mountain zebras are boldly striped in black. The whole body is striped, including the legs to the hooves, except for the white belly. It has a dewlap

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I'm a Gnu

Connochaetes gnou.Gnu_.Black Wildebeest.mw
By: outrampsmarge
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Location: Mountain Zebra National Park
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Large bovine animal. It is characterised by its white, long, horse-like tail. It also has a dark brown to black coat and long, dark-coloured hair between its forelegs and under its belly, and heavy, forward curving horns.

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Vervet monkey

Cercopithecus pygerythrus.Vervet monkey.mw
By: outrampsmarge
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Location: Mountain Zebra National Park
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

They have a grizzly, silver-grey coat, black face and long tails. The face is black with white colouring around the eyes and on the eyelids. The face, hands and feet are hairless and black.

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Springbok

Antidorcas marsupialis.Springbok.mw
By: outrampsmarge
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Location: Mountain Zebra National Park
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Medium sized antelope. Both sexes have a pair of black, horns that curve backward. It has a white face, a dark stripe running from the eyes to the mouth, a light brown coat marked by a reddish brown stripe that runs from the upper foreleg to the buttocks across the flanks, and a white rump flap

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Red Hartebeest

Alcelaphus buselaphus red hartebeest.mw
By: outrampsmarge
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Location: Mountain Zebra National Park
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

A large African antelope It has with black markings contrasting against its white abdomen and behind. It has a long face , with complex curving horns joined at the base

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Blesbok

Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi.Blesbok.Mountain zebra NP.25062016.mw_.007
By: outrampsmarge
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Location: Mountain Zebra National Park
Observed: 25th June 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Physically, rams and ewes are remarkably similar. Their mass can be as much as 85 kg. A characteristic of the blesbok is the prominent white blaze on the face and a horizontal brown strip which divides this blaze above the eyes. Body colour is brown with a lighter-coloured saddle on the back, Both sexes carry horns, ringed almost to the tip.

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Doing the mongoose thing

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Location: Cape Columbine NR
Observed: 20th July 2016
Added: 22nd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Common Warthog (R516)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: R516 (8)
Observed: 17th July 2016
Added: 22nd July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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