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The cobra, by Dylan Smith, Head of Dedeben Research Centre

by Tswalu Kalahari on February 17, 2019 in News, Wildlife, 

These beautiful snakes (Naja nivea) have a wide distribution in the drier areas of southern Africa and are even found occasionally… Continue reading

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

Meet the honey badger! by Dylan Smith

by Tswalu Kalahari on January 03, 2019 in News, Wildlife, 

Meet the honey badger (Mellivora capensis), a widely distributed species across Africa, the Middle East and areas of Asia. They are close relatives… Continue reading

10 facts about meerkats

by Tswalu Kalahari on December 09, 2018 in Meerkats, News, 
  1. Mating is usually reserved for the alpha male and female.
  2. When she is ready to breed, the alpha female chases away other females of… Continue reading
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