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    Waterbuck

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 21, 2008

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    One of the larger of the Kruger Antelope. These are numerous but unlike the impala, they are more reclusive and tend to be solitary.

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    Vervet Monkeys

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 21, 2008

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    Abundant but difficult to spot. These are one of Kruger's 2 types of monkeys. To find them watch low trees, the monkeys will be on the underside of the canopy.

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    Warthogs

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 21, 2008

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    Warthogs are also numerous throughout Kruger. They travel in family groups and it's rare to see them alone.

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    Giraffes

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 21, 2008

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    It may have been just the luck of the draw but giraffes although plentiful in the park seemed more shy and less likely to venture close to the roads.

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    Hyena

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 21, 2008

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    Hyenas hunt in packs and are one of the numerous predators in the park. I was able to snap this shot of a pregnant female

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    Impala

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 21, 2008

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    Impala are small antelopes that are the most common animals in Kruger. One can scarcely drive a few hundred meters without running into impalas.

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    Dung Beetles

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 26, 2005

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    These large beetles live off the dung dropped by Impala and other animals. They gather it up and carry back to their colonies

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    Butterflies

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 26, 2005

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    Kruger is full of wonderfully colorful butterflies. This photo is an example. You find them throughout SA.

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    Duiker

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 26, 2005

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    These are extremely small, almost rabbit size, antelope. They are very shy and are rarely spotted. Our guide claimed that he had seen only a few in his years at the park.

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    Kudu

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 26, 2005

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    This antelope is much larger than the Impala and more rare. This was the only one we spotted on my trip.

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    Hippos

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Aug 5, 2005

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    Throughout the rivers of Kruger are hippos. Despite the docile appearance, hippos are among the most dangerous of Kruger's animals being responsibe for more deaths in Africa than any other animal.

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    Game - Hyenas

    by MikeAtSea Written Feb 17, 2005

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    Hyenas are found in groups always on the hunt for “left overs” from other predators. However they are also good hunters and can be found hunting smaller game.

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    Game - Giraffes

    by MikeAtSea Written Feb 17, 2005

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    The tallest animal on earth is the giraffe. Found in the park on various locations mainly grazing the top of trees.

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    Game - Waterbucks

    by MikeAtSea Written Feb 17, 2005

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    Another beautiful antelope normaly found in herds close to water is the Waterbuck. If one sees them from the rear it looks like someone has painted a toilet seat on their back :-)

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    Game - Warthogs

    by MikeAtSea Written Feb 17, 2005

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    This little creature browses the high grass during the day. When it gives chase and runs away its tail rises up to indicate to the youngsters where to follow.

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