Fran's Wild Fact Find: Balding penguins
We know that losing one’s hair is part of the aging process for some of us humans. But who would have thought that penguins may go through the same embarrassing ordeal … and not only on their head, but all over their body!
The "pale-rump" or "wit gat" zebra of Mokala National Park
Next time you are visiting this beautiful national park, with its wide variety of game including a number of endangered and vulnerable species such as black rhino and tsessebe, take a careful look at the more common species such as the plains zebra. You may just be looking at a future quagga – the so-called ‘witgat’ zebra. Blog by Dr David Zimmermann of SANParks' Veterinary Wildlife Services
Meet the emerald fruit chafer
This little beetle grows to about 24 mm in length, so you'll have to look carefully to spot one. The emerald fruit chafer (Rhabdotis aulica) is common in the northern half of South Africa.
Fran's Wild Fact Find : Humpback Surprise
Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) are often seen along the South African coast as they migrate between the South Pole and the protected sub-tropical waters where they breed. The cycle of their behaviour has been known for years. Or so we thought …
Myths about bats
Bram Stoker and his book Dracula have a lot to answer for. I reckon he’s a large part of the reason that bats are the most misunderstood animals on the planet …
With the days getting longer, there’s no better time to head out to your favourite park and salute spring as the sun disappears in the distance.
Africa's Lunar Moth
With antennae like palm fronds and large green wings that look like leaves, the lunar moth (Argema mimosae) is a spectacular sight.
Noises of the night
Margie and Gus Mills listen carefully to the noises of the Kalahari night. As they discover, the spotted hyena has its own voice and can be identified by its call.
Lions and hyenas meet
It's quite rare to encounter interactions between lions and hyenas. Gus and Margie Mills who have spent countless days watching hyenas, have only seen a few.
Gus Mills decides to follow Cicely. On the way the female hyena discovers delicious ostrich eggs and displays fascinating behaviour.