Wildlife

Wildlife Facts - Waterbuck

Posted by Hartenbos Private Game Lodge on Tue January 18, 2022 in Our Wildlife.

Latin Name: Kobus ellipsiprymnus
Hence their name, waterbuck tend to hang around areas where there is a lot of water, especially being water dependent animals. Bulls (males) in particular, will hold a territory where there is an abundant amount of water and food to attract females – he will only hold this territory in breeding seasons.

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Wildlife Facts - Eland

Posted by Hartenbos Private Game Lodge on Thu January 6, 2022 in Our Wildlife.

Latin Name: Taurotragus oryx
The Eland, an ox-like antelope, is the largest in the world. It belongs to the ‘spiral-horned’ subfamily, along with the likes of kudu and bushbuck.
Bulls of both species may top 900kg and stand 1.7m at the shoulder. Females are about half the male’s weigh

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Wildlife Facts - Zebra

Posted by Hartenbos Private Game Lodge on Thu January 6, 2022 in Our Wildlife.

Latin Name: Equus quagga
Closely related to horses, zebras have thick bodies, thin legs, a tufted tail, and a long head and neck sporting a short mane. And their most famous feature? Their brilliant black-and-white striped coat, of course!

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Wildlife Facts - Springbok

Posted by Hartenbos Private Game Lodge on Wed December 1, 2021 in Our Wildlife.

Latin Name: Antidorcas marsupialis
Springbok has long, pointed ears, long neck and slender body. Lyre-shaped horns can be seen both in males and females (they are longer and thicker in males). Springbok is active at dusk and dawn (crepuscular animal). Springbok are herbivores (plant-eater).

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