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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/267U3ma

Haliaeetus vocifer

• African fish eagle
• Pigargo vocinglero / Águila pescadora africana

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Accipitriformes
Family:Accipitridae
Genus:Haliaeetus
Species:H. vocifer

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/23mqKeh

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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/261sX1C

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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/265fHBH

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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/GmNZ5X

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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/G2wFUF

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

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

Stigmochelys pardalis

• Leopard tortoise
• Tortuga leopardo

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Reptilia
Order:Testudines
Suborder:Cryptodira
Family:Testudinidae
Genus:Stigmochelys
Species:S. pardalis

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/G2aLez

Motacilla aguimp

• African pied wagtail / African wagtail
• Lavandera africana

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Motacillidae
Genus:Motacilla
Species:M. aguimp

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/22RB16W

Streptopelia capicola

• Ring-necked dove / Cape turtle dove / Half-collared dove
• Tórtola de El Cabo

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Columbiformes
Family:Columbidae
Genus:Streptopelia
Species:S. capicola

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

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

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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/FWeCva

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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/HstvR3

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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/25vSaLW

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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/24dqjk4

Phalacrocorax lucidus

• White-breasted cormorant
• Cormorán cuelliblanco

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Suliformes
Family:Phalacrocoracidae
Genus:Phalacrocorax
Species:P. lucidus

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/24dqkCe

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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/22Nut6j

Cecropis abyssinica

• Lesser striped swallow
• Golondrina abisinia

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Hirundinidae
Genus:Cecropis
Species:C. abyssinica

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/24tCBBJ

Young male Kudu

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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/FTEGmp

Ceryle rudis

• Pied kingfisher
• Martín pescador pío

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Coraciiformes
Family:Alcedinidae
Subfamily:Cerylinae
Genus:Ceryle
Species:C. rudis

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/25u44Xm

Splash!

Tiny elephant calf happily playing with water near Mankwe dam

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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/25xv5Rp

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