Kalahari Series #8 (Little Creatures)

Kalahari: Little Creatures

I have finally posted another installment of the Kalahari Series on the Notes from Africa photoblog. This one is Kalahari: Little Creatures.

So now it is the turn of some of the smaller mammals. Although they’re often overlooked in the search for the bigger animals, they’re not only there, they’re abundant. The Kalahari has everything from Meerkats or Suricates  (Suricata suricata), Cape Ground Squirrels (Xerus inauris), two different species of mongoose (the Yellow and the Slender Mongoose), Aardvark, Porcupine, Pangolin, Springhare (Pedetes capensis) through to several species of rats and mice.

. . . To read more click on the above link or on the photo!

Tags: , , , , , ,

Categories: Lifestyle/Travel, Nature/Environment


I live on the Southern coast of South Africa, and write about the things that interest, amuse or inspire me. You can find me at https://notesfromafrica.wordpress.com and http://southerncape.wordpress.com (my photoblog)


Subscribe to the Notes from Africa RSS and Twitter feeds to receive updates.

4 Comments on “Kalahari Series #8 (Little Creatures)”

  1. November 25, 2010 at 10:40 am #

    What a lovely post – amazing how nature adapts to the weather and conditions; the little ground squirrels are so cute.
    Meerkats are quite common in adverts over here in the UK – how weird is that? And our local neighbourhood watch posters include meerkats!
    Hope you’re feeling better?
    Sunshine xx

    • November 25, 2010 at 12:38 pm #

      The Kalahari is one huge display of adaptation.

      Meerkats in adverts: That is weird! I wonder if one guy from one ad agency came to South Africa, saw the meerkats, and thought they would be cute to use? Or maybe it is a South African ad person living there. What do the British people make of the meerkats, I wonder?

      Can you remember what ads the meerkats were in?

      Am feeling much better thanks! Eating like a normal person again. Haven’t indulged in a hamburger yet though.

      • November 26, 2010 at 11:16 am #

        Glad you’re feeling better. The meerkats are in an ad for comparethemarket.com travel insurance. The advice they give is not to go to comparethemeerkat.com but rather to go to their site for cheap travel insurance. The host is a meerkat with a Russian accent … go figure! Makes me shake my head.
        Sunshine xx

      • November 26, 2010 at 2:07 pm #

        That doesn’t make a whole lot of sense . . . Here they used a meerkat (well, I think it’s one – they took a bit of “artistic license” in their drawings of him!) as the character in a Vodacom (cellphone company) ad campaign. And an online Amazon-like store called Kalahari.net used to use one in their logo.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: