For the identification of insects and other fauna and flora of South Africa: please click on the following links: Insects and related species: Antlions - Ants - Bees - Beetles - Bugs - Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars - Centipedes and Millipedes - Cockroaches - Crickets - Dragonflies and Damselflies - Grasshoppers and Katydids - Mantis - Stick Insects - Ticks and Mites - Wasps - Woodlice
Plants, Trees, Flowers: (Note: Unless plants fall into a specific species such as Cacti, they have been classified by their flower colour to make them easier to find) Bonsai - Cacti, Succulents, Aloes, Euplorbia - Ferns and Cycads - Flowers - Fungi, Lichen and Moss - Grass - Trees
Animals, Birds, Reptiles etc.: Animals, Birds, Fish and Crabs - Frogs - Lizards - Scorpions - Snails and Slugs - Snakes - Spiders - Tortoise, Turtles and Terrapins - Whipscorpions
Other photography:Aeroplanes - Cars and Bikes - Travel - Sunrise - Water drops/falls - Sudwala and Sterkfontein Caves etc. Videos: YouTube
One of the most wonderful
experiences I have had in a long time was seeing these in the wild for the
first time. What beautiful animals they are!! We were sitting around the camp
fire when this one paid us a visit. Pictures were taken in Kgalagadi by Roberta
as I did not have my camera with me at the time and she kindly sent these to me.
Thanks Roberta. Hope to see you again soon.
These are small animals which weigh between 3-6Kg at
most. They are found only in the arid regions of South
Africa where they are active at night.
Their lifespan is about 10 years.
Their food consists mainly of
small reptiles and insects but they also eat fruit.