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.

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pretoria Zoo - 1

Blyth's Hornbill is found in Indonesia and its bill can be up to 10 inches in length.
 The gardens at the zoo are very pretty, even in winter.
 This made me smile. :) The hippo had such a self-satisfied look on his face, I wondered what he was dreaming about?
 The Secretary Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) is endemic to Africa and stands about three feet in height. Prey consists of insects, small mammals, lizards, snakes and young birds and bird eggs. Sometimes it will eat dead animals killed in grass or bush fires.
 King Vutures come from South and Central America and have been know to live for up to 30 years in captivity.

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