Animals

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    19 October 2015

    The boomslang is shy and very seldom bites; however, it can deliver a lethal bite if threatened.

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    05 October 2015

    The Cape Peninsula moss frog does not spend any part of its life cycle in water.

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    21 September 2015

    The profile of the Hamerkop's head looks like a hammer, but is often hidden when the neck is drawn back.

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    07 September 2015

    Most southern white rhinos occur in just four countries, namely South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Kenya.

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    24 August 2015

    Their eye sockets allow eyes to move independently, which gives them a 360° view of their surroundings.

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    10 August 2015

    In South Africa, C. maenas is considered one of the most important marine alien and invasive species.

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    28 July 2015

    This familiar garden pest is very unpopular amongst gardeners and farmers.

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    13 July 2015

    As part of a survival strategy, specialised worker ants are gorged with food by other workers, and act as living larders.

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    29 June 2015

    The Blue Crane, South Africa's national bird, is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List.

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    17 June 2015

    Highly susceptible to human development, the African Black Oystercatcher is an excellent indicator of the coast's health.

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    01 June 2015

    This lapwing's ability to adapt to man-made infrastructure ensures its success as a species.

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    18 May 2015

    When out of breeding season, the males may imitate several other bird species in their calls.

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    04 May 2015

    This marine snail is born male but after 1–3 years it changes sex and becomes female.

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    20 April 2015

    Hyperolius pickersgilli is endemic to a narrow strip of land along the coast of KwaZulu-Natal.

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    08 April 2015

    The crop raiding habits of the Southern Red Bishop can bring it into conflict with agricultural interests.

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    23 March 2015

    Tortoises originated in Asia and entered Africa after spreading to Europe and North America.

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    09 March 2015

    The Lantana bug feeds by sucking sap from the phloem of its host.

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    23 February 2015

    In large communities, flocks of keets are sometimes raised by different parents.

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    09 February 2015

    The Cape Weaver is endemic to South Africa and Lesotho.

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    26 January 2015

    Leopards have the largest distribution of any wild cat.

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