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Our Wildlife Diary

Gus van Dyk is our Director of Conservation

Gus van Dyk is our Director of Conservation
More about Gus

Jo De Wilde is our Head Field Guide

Warren Stuart is our Head Field Guide
More about Warren

Every day sees something new at Tswalu. No two game drives or walks into the veld are ever the same. Here our Head Ranger, Warren Stuart, and our Director of Conservation, Gus van Dyk, get a chance to tell you what has caught their eye this week in this remarkable wilderness.

Rock monitor

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The rock monitor (Varanus albigularis), also called the legavaan or white-throated monitor, is a species of monitor lizards.

Tswalu flora

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Yellow mouse-whiskers (Cleome angustifolia)

Leopard tortoise

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The leopard tortoise is the fifth largest species of tortoise in the world and can weigh up to 54 kg (120 lb).

Giraffe drinking

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Watching a giraffe drinking never fails to fascinate me. To drink water giraffe have to adopt a very ungainly position with legs widely spread, which places them in a position of extreme vulnerability to predators for it requires much effort and precious time to get into this position and regain an upright posture when they have finished drinking.

Blue wildebeest

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The blue wildebeest, also called the common wildebeest, white-bearded wildebeest or brindled gnu, is a large antelope and one of the two species of wildebeest.

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