Safari Area, Zimbabwe Common large herbivore densities in southern Gonarezhou and Malipati: Densities of large herbivores including elephant, giraffe, impala, kudu and steenbok
in southern Gonarezhou were found to be marginally higher than those of Malipati (Paired samples t-test, t = 0.04, df = 9, p = 0.05) (Table 3).
Several other Bushman groups saw the two clouds as male and female steenbok
Spurfowl, ibis and guineas were making a terrible racket in the eucalyptus and steenbok
and duiker flushed from the grass.
The scenery here is gentler, with broad grasslands and valleys of rock and stream, and there is a wide variety of plains game, from the tiny, delicate steenbok
to the massive eland, the largest of the antelopes.
Leopard pounds 1,250 Waterbuck pounds 700 Kudu pounds 500 Impala pounds 100 Bushpig pounds 100 Zebra pounds 350 Jackal pounds 20 Sable pounds 1,350 Crocodile pounds 650 Wildebeest pounds 300 Grysbok pounds 90 Warthog pounds 100 Ostrich pounds 300 Civet pounds 30 Cheetah pounds 600 Bushbuck pounds 300 Eland pounds 550 Steenbok
pounds 90 Duiker pounds 60 Ratel pounds 90 Porcupine pounds 30
THE TINY STEENBOK
was nearly broadside, drinking the few remaining drops of water from a warthog's wallow rather than coming to the main waterhole.
We ordered wine by the glass, a drinkable and slightly buttery Steenbok
semillon chardonnay (pounds 2.75) for me and a fruity Sierra Blanc sauvignon (pounds 2.60) for Nick, and made our choices.
CLOCKWISE: A steenbok
, a lion yawns, a baby elephant follows its mother, and giraffe; CLOCKWISE: Quiver trees, a Cape ground squirrel and warthogs
Other large ungulates common in the study area included Burchell's zebra (Equus burchelli), impala (Aepyceros melampus), giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus), sable (Hippo-tragus niger), klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus), common duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia), steenbok
(Raphicerus campestris), warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus), bushpig (Potamochoerus porcus), and 12 black rhinos.
We gazed at steenbok
and ostrich and springhares (resembling mini kangaroos) and learned how to identify their trails in the sand.
It has 147 species of mammals including 1,500 lions, 2,000 spotted hyena, over 8,000 elephants, 2,200 white rhinos, 250 black rhinos, 32,000 Burchell's zebra, 2,200 hippos, 5,000 giraffe, 1,500 warthog, 16,700 buffalo, 3,500 kudu, 1,500 waterbuck, 14,000 blue wildebeest, 100,000 impala, assorted eland, nyala, bushbuck, roan, tsessebe, sable, steenbok
, mountain reedbuck -- and so the list goes on.
Among the animals in the reserve are bontebok, duiker, grysbok, steenbok
, African wild cat, genet and rooikat or caracal.