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World Pangolin Day: A tribute to pangolin

by Tswalu Kalahari on February 16, 2019 in Conservation, News, Wildlife, 

A pangolin is a prehistoric-looking mammal with large keratin scales covering its skin. It uses its well-developed sense of smell to find insects. It’s… Continue reading

7 facts about giraffe, by Dylan Smith

by Tswalu Kalahari on January 20, 2019 in Conservation, News, Wildlife, 
  • Three decades ago, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) species in Africa numbered about 150 000 individuals across their range. Today that figure… Continue reading

Tree survival in the Kalahari, by field guide Kyle Ansell

by Tswalu Kalahari on January 08, 2019 in Conservation, News, 

Dealing with the lack of surface water and rainfall within the Kalahari area is a real challenge. The camel thorn (Vachellia erioloba) deals with this… Continue reading

The Kalahari is bigger than the den, by field guide Nelson Siboza

by Tswalu Kalahari on November 18, 2018 in Conservation, News, Wildlife, 

It was the first thing they called home, a place of refuge for the young wild dog pups with its smell of freshly arranged sand and the lingering scent… Continue reading

Tracking snakes at Tswalu, by researcher Thilo Beck

by Tswalu Kalahari on November 11, 2018 in Conservation, News, Wildlife, 

We’ve been at Tswalu now for four weeks. We are doing a job that we couldn’t have imagined doing five years ago in a place we would not have believe… Continue reading

Tracking at Tswalu

by Tswalu Kalahari on September 20, 2018 in Conservation, News, Wildlife, 

Tracking wildlife is not just an art and a science. Being able to identify and analyse the tracks of an animal in the wild is an ancient survival skill… Continue reading