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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