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Tiny Antelope: Fascinating Facts About Steenbok

Tiny Antelope: Fascinating Facts About Steenbok

Steenbok are often referred to as dwarf antelope. In fact, when fully grown, they stand only about 60 cm at the shoulders. These tiny antelope have pale red-orange coats with long ears. They carry their heads high with the ears standing upright. Steenbok have pure...

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Agile and Resilient: Fascinating Facts about Springbok

Agile and Resilient: Fascinating Facts about Springbok

Most South Africans know the springbok as the national animal of the country. But these agile gazelles are incredibly interesting creatures, and much can be learnt from them.  The springbok has a slender body with a long neck and legs. They can grow up to 86...

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Mighty Antelope: Interesting Facts About Gemsbok

Mighty Antelope: Interesting Facts About Gemsbok

Gemsbok are the largest and most well-known of the three Oryx species. Probably their most prominent feature is their horns. These magnificent horns can grow up to 120 centimetres in height and are straight with a slight curve to the back. Male gemsbok use their horns...

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The Rock Hyrax: What to Know About This Furry Creature

The Rock Hyrax: What to Know About This Furry Creature

The rock hyrax is a familiar sight to behold in South Africa, with its charming personality and quick-biting nature. Commonly referred to as rock badgers, and more affectionately as dassies. These cute, furry creatures dominate cliff...

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Mind-Blowing Facts About the Mongoose

Mind-Blowing Facts About the Mongoose

Part of the carnivore family and spread across 33 different species, the mongoose is a weasel-like creature residing in Africa, Asia and Europe. With their pointed faces and bushy tails, they are mythically believed to be rodents but, in fact, are not. Keep reading...

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The Eland: Marvellous Facts & Wonders

The Eland: Marvellous Facts & Wonders

Commonly known among livestock farmers as the “ox of the wild,” the Dutch word eland translates to “elk.” Most animal lovers would describe this large mammal as an ox-like antelope. Populating the southern and eastern parts of Africa, the...

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Incredible Facts About the Hippopotamus

Incredible Facts About the Hippopotamus

As a water-loving animal, the hippopotamus was named by the Greeks and translates to “river horse.” Commonly known to be peeking out of the water with its flared nostrils, the hippo has extremely sensitive skin, hence spending majority of their day basking in the...

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Interesting & Unknown Facts About the Jackal

Interesting & Unknown Facts About the Jackal

The jackal - a member of the canine family, and native to parts of Southeastern Europe, Asia and Africa. Mostly solitary animals by nature, these mammals are territorial, vocal and monogamous. Born hunters and protective over what is...

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Facts on Hyenas, the Dog-Like Creatures

Facts on Hyenas, the Dog-Like Creatures

Unique as they come, hyenas are classified into their own family, known as the Hyaenidae. Populating the vast lands of Africa and Asia, these creatures are well-known as dog-like carnivores and are primarily nocturnal. However, they are known...

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The Ultimate Guide to the Colourful Chameleon

The Ultimate Guide to the Colourful Chameleon

With over 202 species confirmed in 2015, the remarkable chameleon has kept many scientists guessing over the years. These colourful creatures are distinguished by their extremely long and highly modified tongues, their jerk-like walk and their strange feet. Keep...

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