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Hadogenes gunningiAnimal Demography Unit 11:55am 15 Dec
The scorpion in the photo is Hadogenes gunningi. It was photographed in Proteadal, Gauteng Province and submitted to ScorpionMAP (http://vmus.adu.org.za/) by Luke Verburgt. This scorpion belongs to the Hemiscorpiidae family.
Scorpions are ancient animals, and fossil records indicate that they were already in existence about 425 – 450 million years ago during the Silurian period and evolved from an amphibious ancestor. They occur in habitats ranging from forest to deserts but it is in the arid areas that they are most common and...
Stroke a White Lion CubLittle MMI 11:55am 19 Oct
The African sun rises over the horizon signifying the start of an adventurous day. Lions roar, elephants roam the savannah, a herd of buck take a quick drink at the waterhole and the meerkat scouts for its next nibble. The dawn brings about a flock of birds fluttering in the tree outside my window and I can almost smell the damp of the grass outside... okay that’s just my bath towel hanging over the door but you get the idea!
The ‘Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve’ is one of Johannesburg's Big 5 Tourist Destinations and reaches tops on my list of ‘must see places’. This privately...