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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

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

Euplectes orix

• Southern red bishop / red bishop
• Obispo rojo

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Ploceidae
Genus:Euplectes
Species:E. orix

Middleburg, 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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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

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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/24xg7Ff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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