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2016 - Week 33
- (Added 31. Jul. 2016 - 10:18)

Two African Hawk Eagles very obligingly showing us their under-wing patterns as they land at a waterhole. Note the difference in colouring between the adult (above) and juvenile (below). Younger juveniles are even more rufous, progressively losing that colour as they mature.



2016- Week 32
- (Added 24. Jul. 2016 - 11:00)

Now just get back over here with your brothers and sisters…



2016- Week 31
- (Added 17. Jul. 2016 - 11:00)

Let’s hope this was his partner in the production of those tiny ones J



2016- Week 30
- (Added 10. Jul. 2016 - 11:00)

One very handsome male cheetah passing by…

 



2016- Week 29
- (Added 3. Jul. 2016 - 11:00)

We don’t see too many aardvarks on our camera traps – in this case we were monitoring one of our boundaries, and this very nice specimen passed by. Orycteropus afer is a bit of a classification oddity – it is the only living member of the order Tubulidentata (animals with tubule-style teeth). Most of you will know that aardvarks eat termites and ants using a long sticky tongue… however this is by no means a delicate animal – it can reach weights of up to 80kg and has massive front claws that are used for burrowing into termite mounds. Strictly nocturnal, the aardvark constructs burrows that it occupies by day. Unoccupied aardvark borrows are one of the distinctive features of the African bush. 




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