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BUSH FACTS #24 – KUDU

Overview

Welcome to the 24th edition of Shakati’s Bush Facts. In this edition we will be focusing on the Greater Kudu. These are the majestic warriors of the bush, and have the ability to melt away into the bush.

 

Name

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BUSH FACTS #15 – PANGOLIN

Overview

Welcome to the fifteenth edition of Shakati Bush Facts. In this edition we will be sharing with you a special find which we have made on the Shakati Private Game Reserve, namely the Ground Pangolin! We are quite excited to share this find with you!

Ground Pangolin

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SHAKATI BUSH FACTS #1 – PORCUPINES

Overview

Over the next couple of weeks we will be sharing some of the interesting facts around the fascinating and secluded place called: Shakati Private Game Reserve. Shakati  Private Game Reservehas abundant wildlife, plants, trees, insects and other creepy crawlies.

In this article we will focus on the Porcupine, and will share some of the interesting facts around this animal

Article by Johan Fourie, Photographs by Jane and Steen Damgaard and Anonymous

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Bat Eared Fox

When you are extremely lucky you may see the bat eared foxes on Shakati. I spotted these curious and teddy bear like creatures very early on a game drive. Just shows you how the bush may always surprise you.

English Afrikaans Latin
Bay Eared Fox Bakoorvos, Bakoorjakkals, Draaijakkals Otocyon megalotis
Identification
Length: 55-75 cm

Ears Length: 13 cm

Height at shoulder 35 cm

Weight: 3 -5 kg

Large Bat like ears

slender black legs and a black sharp-pointed muzzle

Coat is silver-gray, and longish with a grizzled appearance. The tail is long and bushy, black on top and near the tip.

Diet
Termites and dung beetles, other prey items include insects, millipedes and centipedes, scorpions, spiders, fruits, eggs, snakes, lizards, frogs, occasional small mammals, birds and soft tubers and roots, ants, beetles, crickets, grasshoppers, millipedes, moths, scorpions, spiders, and rarely birds, small mammals, reptiles, and fungi

Information Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat-eared_fox

Licenced under the term o the GNU Free Documentation Licence, Version 1.2 or later version

 

Article and Photographs by Johan Fourie