Latest Fauna of South Africa Stories
A record-number of rhinos were killed by poachers in 2014, but the creatures could soon be getting a new ally in their fight for survival – the European Space Agency (ESA).
Angalifu, one of the world's last northern white rhinos, passed away on Sunday at the San Diego Zoo.
White rhinoceros may be extinct in twenty years with the current poaching rates. The loss of this megaherbivore is in itself a tragedy, but it may also have tremendous effects on the ecosystems they now live in.
The Basuto Pony is a breed from South Africa improved from the bloodline of Arabian and Persian horses. In 1653, four horses were imported to South Africa from the Dutch East India Trading Company. The exact breed of them is unknown, but may have been either Arabian or Persian. The original horse became the Cape Horse which could possibly also be the Basuto, but with the cross breeding of Arabian and other breeds the Basuto Pony remained small and the Cape grew larger. Because of the...
The suni (Neotragus moschatus) is an antelope that can be found in southeastern areas of Africa. It prefers to inhabit areas with abundant underbrush, but does not seem to require a significant amount of water. When frightened, the suni will wait until a predator is about to attack it, and then spring into nearby underbrush for protection. Common predators include snakes, lions and birds of prey. The suni is small, reaching an average height between twelve and twenty-seven inches at the...
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