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SHAKATI BUSH FACTS #11 – SHAKATI FIVE

Overview

Welcome to the eleventh edition of Shakati Bush Facts. In this special edition, we will be introducing you to the Shakati 5. The Shakati 5 was created to represent the Bio Diversity of Shakati and represents different areas of our fauna and Flora.

We all know the Big, Small, Little and Ugly five, but the Shakati 5 gives a unique perspective, as it provides a view of all the natural wonders found on Shakati

The Shakati 5 includes:

  • Grey Hornbill – Representing the Avian category
  • Bat Eared Fox – Representing the Animal Kingdom
  • Dung Beetle – Representing the Critters of the Field
  • Monkey Apple – Representing the flora (also called monkey orange)
  • Bush – Representing the Habitat

Have fun identifying these on Shakati! Continue reading SHAKATI BUSH FACTS #11 – SHAKATI FIVE

SHAKATI BUSH FACTS #9 – SHY FIVE

Overview

Welcome to the ninth edition of Shakati Bush Facts. In this edition, we will be looking at the shy five. In the first article in this series, we looked at the little five, and in this article, we will focus on the shy five. This article is the second in the 3 part series, which covers: the little five, the shy five and finally the ugly five.

The Shy 5 concept was first introduced by Meerkat Magic for animals found in the Karoo, but the terminology quickly spread to other regions. The Shy five are mostly nocturnal animals, except for the Meerkat, and usually keep a low profile. Thus, book your night drive now at Shakati, to have a chance to spot these nocturnal animals.

The shy five consist of Meerkat, Aardvark, Porcupine, Aardwolf and the Bat-eared fox. Continue reading SHAKATI BUSH FACTS #9 – SHY FIVE

SHAKATI BUSH FACTS #8 – THE LITTLE FIVE

Overview

Welcome to the eighth edition of Shakati Bush Facts. In this edition, we will be looking at the little five. This is the first article of a 3 part series, which covers: the little five, the shy five and finally the ugly five.

South Africa have a rich biodiversity and one of the big attractions is the Big Five (Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion and Rhino). However, these animals are not the only attraction to the Bush, as there are many more interesting critters in the veld.

The Little five consist of Elephant Shrew, Buffalo Weaver, Leopard Tortoise, Antlion and Rhino Beetle. Each of these magnificent critters shares their name with one of the Big Five, and has similar trademarks. Thus, when you go on a game drive or stay at the lodge watch out for these remarkable critters. Continue reading SHAKATI BUSH FACTS #8 – THE LITTLE FIVE