Ozotoceros bezoarticus uruguayensis

• Venado de campo, ciervo pampero
• Pampas deer

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Cervidae
Subfamily:Capreolinae
Genus:Ozotoceros
Species:O. bezoarticus
Subspecies:O. bezoarticus uruguayensis

Parque y Reserva de Fauna Cerro Pan de Azúcar, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Lycalopex gymnocercus

• Grey pampean fox / Azara’s fox / Azara’s zorro
• Zorro de las Pampas / aguará gris / zorro gris

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Canidae
Genus:Lycalopex
Species:L. gymnocercus

Parque y Reserva de Fauna Cerro Pan de Azúcar, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Myocastor coypus

• Coypu / river rat
• Coipo / falsa nutria / nutria roedora / nutria

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Rodentia
Superfamily:Octodontoidea
Family:Echimyidae
Subfamily:Echimyinae
Tribe:Myocastorini
Genus:Myocastor
Species:M. coypus

Parque y Reserva de Fauna Cerro Pan de Azúcar, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Pecari tajacu

• Collared peccary / musk hog
• Pecarí de collar

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Tayassuidae
Genus:Pecari
Species:P. tajacu

Parque y Reserva de Fauna Cerro Pan de Azúcar, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Lycalopex gymnocercus

• Grey pampean fox / Azara’s fox / Azara’s zorro
• Zorro de las Pampas / aguará gris / zorro gris

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Canidae
Genus:Lycalopex
Species:L. gymnocercus

Parque y Reserva de Fauna Cerro Pan de Azúcar, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Big yawn!

Late afternoon, a wild ‘south american sea lion’ (Otaria flavescens) yawning at the harbour.

• South american sea lion / patagonian sea lion
• Lobo marino de un pelo

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Suborder:Pinnipedia
Family:Otariidae
Subfamily:Otariinae
Genus:Otaria
Species:O. flavescens

Puerto de Piriápolis, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Skin

Loxodonta africana

• African Elephant / African bush elephant / African savanna elephant
• Elefante Africano / elefante africano de sabana

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Proboscidea
Family:Elephantidae
Genus:Loxodonta
Species:L. africana

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

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The Gentle Giant

A huge battleworn male quietly eating while we passed in front of him.

Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa

• South African giraffe / Cape giraffe
• Jirafa de Sudáfrica (macho)

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Giraffidae
Genus:Giraffa
Species:G. camelopardalis
Subspecies:G. c. giraffa

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

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Beautiful young lady

Loxodonta africana

• African Elephant / African bush elephant / African savanna elephant
• Elefante Africano / elefante africano de sabana

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Proboscidea
Family:Elephantidae
Genus:Loxodonta
Species:L. africana

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

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Giraffes at Mankwe dam

Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa

• South African giraffe / Cape giraffe
• Jirafa de Sudáfrica

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Giraffidae
Genus:Giraffa
Species:G. camelopardalis
Subspecies:G. c. giraffa

Mankwe dam, Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

💡 Click! to zoom

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Tired trunk

A one tusked, lone male bull African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) near a dam at Pilanesberg.

• African Elephant / African bush elephant / African savanna elephant
• Elefante Africano / elefante africano de sabana

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Proboscidea
Family:Elephantidae
Genus:Loxodonta
Species:L. africana

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

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Sciurus carolinensis

Indigenous to North America and introduced by Cecil John Rhodes to Cape Town around the turn of the 19th-20th Century.

• Eastern gray squirrel / Grey squirrel
• Ardilla de las Carolinas / ardilla gris de las Carolinas / ardilla gris oriental / ardilla del este

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Rodentia
Family:Sciuridae
Tribe:Sciurini
Genus:Sciurus

The Company’s Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

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Blue wildebeest profile

Connochaetes taurinus

• Blue wildebeest, common wildebeest, brindled gnu
• Ñu azul

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovidae
Subfamily:Alcelaphinae
Genus:Connochaetes
Species:C. taurinus

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

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Elephant family

Loxodonta africana

• African Elephant / African bush elephant / African savanna elephant
• Elefante Africano / elefante africano de sabana

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Proboscidea
Family:Elephantidae
Genus:Loxodonta
Species:L. africana

Mankwe dam, Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

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Arctocephalus pusillus

Cape Fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus) colony on Duiker Island

• Cape fur seal / Brown fur seal / South African fur seal
• Lobo marino sudafricano / Lobo de El Cabo

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Clade:Pinnipedia
Family:Otariidae
Genus:Arctocephalus
Species:A. pusillus

Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

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Sciurus carolinensis

Indigenous to North America and introduced by Cecil John Rhodes to Cape Town around the turn of the 19th-20th Century

• Eastern gray squirrel / Grey squirrel
• Ardilla de las Carolinas / ardilla gris de las Carolinas / ardilla gris oriental / ardilla del este

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Rodentia
Family:Sciuridae
Tribe:Sciurini
Genus:Sciurus

The Company’s Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

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Yummy!

The salt blocks are delicious!

Female Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros

• Kudu / Greater kudu
• Kudú mayor /Gran kudú

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovidae
Subfamily:Bovinae
Genus:Tragelaphus
Species:T. strepsiceros

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

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Attentive look

Equus burchelli

• Burchell’s Zebra, Damara zebra, Zululand zebra.
• Cebra de Burchell

Southern subspecies of the plains zebra.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Perissodactyla
Family:Equidae
Genus:Equus
Species:E. quagga
Subspecies:E. q. burchelli

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

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Face off

Curious young elephant (Loxodonta africana) near the entrance of Pilanesberg park.

• African Elephant / African bush elephant / African savanna elephant
• Elefante Africano / elefante africano de sabana

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Proboscidea
Family:Elephantidae
Genus:Loxodonta
Species:L. africana

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

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Connochaetes taurinus

• Blue wildebeest, common wildebeest, brindled gnu
• Ñu azul

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovidae
Subfamily:Alcelaphinae
Genus:Connochaetes
Species:C. taurinus

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

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Papio ursinus

• Chacma baboon , Cape baboon
• Papión chacma / Babuino Chacma / Papión negro

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Primates
Suborder:Haplorhini
Infraorder:Simiiformes
Family:Cercopithecidae
Genus:Papio
Species:P. ursinus

Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, northeastern South Africa

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/22Nun5S

Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus

Famales waterbucks at a dam.

• Waterbuck / Ellipsen waterbuck / Common waterbuck / Ringed waterbuck
• Antílope acuático

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovidae
Genus:Kobus
Species:K. ellipsiprymnus

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

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