The African spoonbill is a distinctive bird associated with wetlands. The spatula-like decurved bill is a special adaptation to feeding in aquatic environments.
Looking somewhat like a rodent, hyraxes apparently stem from the same evolutionary line as the elephant and dugong, and placed together with these animals in the mammal Cohort Paenungulata.
A very common snake in savanna, grasslands and fynbos but not often see due to its nocturnal behaviour when they seek out bird eggs.
The East African Egg-eater has a limited distribution in South Africa, preferring the sub-tropical coastal forests of northern KwaZulu-Natal.
The Southern Brown Egg-eater is one of three egg-eater species found in South Africa and has a plain, uniform brown colouration.
The Red-lipped Snake is also known as the Herald Snake and is a mildly venomous colubrid which feeds largely on frogs.
The Brown House Snake is a completely harmless constrictor often associated with human dwellings where they hunt mice and small rats.
Horned Adders are small irascible snakes with a fairly wide distribution and more commonly encountered in the Northern Cape and Namibia.
Berg Adders can be common in suitable habitat and usually associated with mountainous regions in southern Africa.
The Puff Adder is a widely distributed snake and one of South Africa’s more dangerous snakes, responsible for a fair percentage of serious snakebites in the region.