Characteristic dark shoulder coat with dappled rear end and socks.
Of the 2 wild pig species endemic to our area, the bushpig can get much larger than the warthog.
Chameleons are a popular favorite of the Night Safari guides as they are mostly nocturnal.
Big beautiful behind
Males can weigh between 1500 and 1800 kg, while the smaller female weighs between 1300 and 1500 kg.
An adult male's horns make two complete spirals, with a striking ridge circling each horn. You can tell a kudu's age by the direction of the tips of the horns: If the tips point back and out, for instance, the male is about 3 three years old.
Leopard in the grass
Even with a spotlight on them, a leopard may just sink into the grass to hope his camouflage works.
The spots on leopards are called rosettes, jagged black circles resembling roses, with dark tawny centers on top of a light tawny coat. Leopards have smaller, less complex rosettes that are grouped closer together than their jaguar counterparts.
Night vision predator
Leopards have large eyes, which provide them with binocular vision to judge distance accurately. The large pupils of the eyes allow plenty of light to enter, making it possible to see during dark nights.
Silent, then violent
The leopard's hunting technique is to either ambush its prey or to stalk it. In either instance, it tries to get as close as possible to its target. It then makes a brief and explosive charge (up to 60km/h), pouncing on its prey and dispatching it with a bite to the neck.
Who's looking at you?
Several species of chameleon are common in our area, including Setaro's Dwarf and, like this one, the Flapneck Chameleon.
These beautiful bovine behemoths usually weigh about 590 kg when grown.
In the glare of the spotlight, the white shouts. But when there's only moonlight, it blends in like light and shadow.
Leopards bodies are built to climb trees. Seriously strong and muscular bodies together with razor sharp tree climbing spikes make it seem like they give only one jump and they're up.
The spotted, or laughing, hyena was long thought to be only a scavenger. We now know that they will also work in a pack to make their own kills, but if the opportunity presents, they will still steal a kill.
The Night Safari chameleon photos are always green because that is the color of the tree in which he was residing.
Buck in spotlight
Throughout the night safari, a range of animals are to be seen.