Sleeping hippo

Hippopotamus amphibius

• Common hippopotamus
• Hipopótamo común

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Hippopotamidae
Genus:Hippopotamus
Species:H. amphibius

Bioparque “Washington Rodríguez Piquinela”, Durazno, 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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Andropadus importunus

• Sombre greenbul
• Bulbul de Zanzíbar

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Pycnonotidae
Genus:Andropadus
Species:A. importunus

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

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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

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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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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

Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, northeastern 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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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

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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

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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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Coracias garrulus garrulus

• European Roller / Western European roller
• Carraca europea

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Coraciiformes
Family:Coraciidae
Genus:Coracias
Species:C. garrulus

Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, northeastern South Africa

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Chlorocebus pygerythrus

• Vervet monkey
• Cercopiteco verde
• Tumbili

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Primates
Suborder:Haplorhini
Infraorder:Simiiformes
Family:Cercopithecidae
Genus:Chlorocebus
Species:C. pygerythrus

Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, northeastern 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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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

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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

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