Archive for August 2011

Bird quiz time again! Round 2?

31/08/2011

Good morning everyone, its bird quiz time again. We want to know the identity of all three birds? Good luck and see you tomorrow!        

On guard!

30/08/2011

Good day everyone! Not a lot of sightings this week, but at least its warming up! Today we have one of our favourite, and most entertaining animals in this park! Meerkats are small burrowing animals, living in large underground networks with multiple entrances which they leave only during the day. They are very social, living in […]

Steamy Ostrich!

29/08/2011

Good morning everyone…Friday’s photo was indeed 4 wildcat! And only wildcats, no owls Andrew! Ha Ha, but its good to have an imagination. Today we have an ostrich dust-bathing. Dust baths are a necessity for some animals, like the ostrich, and serve to clean the feathers, skin, and prevent parasites. They cower close to the ground while […]

How many cats?

26/08/2011

Good morning everyone, sorry about not posting yesterday! Was a bit busy with fieldwork! Seeing that we are on a quiz month, lets see how good your eyesight is!? How many wildcats in this photo? A female wildcat gives birth to two to six kittens, with three being average, and often rests, then gives birth in […]

The boys are back!

24/08/2011

Good morning everyone, the south has 2 dominant males again! They have been up and down the southern triangle, Kij Kij to Twee Rivieren and up towards Auchterlonie and they have been chasing females all over the place! They are looking extremely goooood! Approaching there prime in a couple of years they will surely be […]

What was the mystery animal!!

23/08/2011

Good morning everyone! Yesterday’s mystery animal was indeed a Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis, Rock Dassie), its a bit unusual to see them here in the Kalahari and in a tree as well. Hyraxes are preyed on by leopards, puff adders, caracals and eagles, and the occasional lion! I saw a lion chasing one the other day on the rocky […]

Guess the animal?

22/08/2011

Good morning everyone, we spotted this animal at Samevloeing waterhole in a tree, who can tell me what it is???? In Friday’s photo there was 2 cheetahs, one on the ground, and one in the tree! Enjoy and see you tomorrow.      

Black and White Friday!

19/08/2011

Good morning everyone… We found the three male cheetahs south of Rooiputs. This one was jumping in the tree to see if there was possible prey further down the riverbed! Cheetahs will climb trees, although they’re claws aren’t designed for it. Also when attacked by predators such as lion. Enjoy your weekend and see you […]

Sunrise!

18/08/2011

Good morning everyone! The sunrises are getting more beautiful the more dry it gets! The grass started to break down and are half the height it was after the rainy season. Soon the game will be easier to spot and good sightings will increase. Here is a herd of blue-wildebeest at sunrise, enjoy and see […]

Cooking 101!

17/08/2011

Good morning everyone! A while ago staying at Rooiputs a few lions came to visit! They were thirsty and helped themselves to the water that we boiled for a shower. First the lid was removed and after playing with it for half an hour, they came back for the water after it had cooled down! […]