Sitatunga: The Most Aquatic Antelope

SITATUNGA - Tragelaphus spekei

Have you ever heard of an antelope that lives in both water and land? If you are wondering if it exists—yes, it does! It is called a Sitatunga. This animal is deemed to be the most aquatic antelope. Read further to know more about the Sitatunga! What is a Sitatunga? The Sitatunga, … Read more

Facts About The Bontebok

BONTEBOK - Domaliscus dorcas dorcas

The Bontebok, also known as Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi, is a subspecies of Damaliscus pygargus, an antelope commonly found in Lesotho, South Africa, and Namibia. Back in the day, there were only 17 Bonteboks around the world, but now their population has dramatically risen over the years because of local conservation efforts. According … Read more

Things You Should Know About Cape Buffalos

BUFFALO - Syncerus caffer

The Cape Buffalo, commonly known as the African Buffalo, Savannah Buffalo, and Syncerus caffer caffer, is a common subspecies found across southern and east Africa. This buffalo subspecies is considered as the biggest buffalo species in the African continent. Other buffalo species include the African Forest Buffalo (the smallest subspecies), Sudan Buffalo, … Read more

Facts About Blue Duiker

BLUE DUIKER - Philancomba monticola

The Blue Duiker, also known as the Philantomba monticola, is a small antelope that can be found in southern, western, and eastern Africa. This species is considered as the smallest duiker in the Bovidae family. The Blue Duiker’s closest relatives include Addaxes, Impalas, Elands, and Springboks. This duiker species was first described … Read more

Facts You Should Know About the Black Rhinoceros

Black Rhinoceros - Diceros bicornis

The Black Rhinoceros, also known as Hooked-lipped Rhinoceros and Diceros bicornis, is a rhino species that is indigenous to eastern and southern Africa. Although commonly referred to as “black,” the color of this species ranges from brown to grey. They are smaller compared to the other two African rhino species. What differs … Read more

RED LECHWE – Kobus leche

RED LECHWE - Kobus leche

There are many animals to see in various habitats, including birds, some reptiles, and different species of mammals. It is in Africa where we can find another magnificent species of mammal called the Red Lechwe. The Red Lechwe is an Antelope typically found in wetlands, plains, woodlands, and swamps. It is a … Read more

Brown Hyaena Facts

BROWN HYAENA - Hyaena brunnea

The Brown Hyaena, also known as Hyaena brunnea or strandwolf, is known for having a dirty look. It has a distinct appearance compared to other hyena species, possessing pointed ears and long scruffy coat. They are also known for their unmistakable howl, which sounds like a hysterical human laugh. It has a … Read more

Learn More about Black-backed Jackal

BLACK-BACKED JACKAL - Canis mesomelas

The Black-backed Jackal, also known as Canis mesomelas or Lupulella mesomelas, is a canine species indigenous to eastern and southern Africa. This species presently lives in regions that are separated by approximately 900 km. Compared to other Canis species, the Black-backed Jackal is considered a very ancient species, having only minor changes … Read more

Learn More about Blue Wildebeests

BLUE WILDEBEEST - Connochaetes taurinus

The Blue Wildebeest, also known as the Connochaetes taurinus, Common Wildebeest, Brindled Gnu, and White-bearded Wildebeest, is a large antelope species that is categorized under the Bovidae family. It shares a close taxonomic relationship with the Black Wildebeest. Dubbed as a “wild beast” for its menacing looks, this animal is often described … Read more

Things to Know About the Bushpig

BUSHPIG - Potamochoerus porcus

The Bushpig, also known as Potamochoerus larvatus, is a pig species that is indigenous to east and southern Africa. It was an introduced species in Madagascar, and several Bushpig sightings were also observed on Comoro island of Mayotte. This pig species was first described in 1822 by French zoologist and paleontologist Georges-Frédéric … Read more