Fauna and Flora

Western Leopard Toad

Western leopard toad

Tuesday, November 26, 2013,
by CapeNature

The Western Leopard Toad is endemic to the coastal lowlands of the south-western Cape, with a distribution range that extends from the Cape Peninsula and Cape Flats to the Agulhas Plain.

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van zyl's golden mole

Van Zyl’s Golden Mole

Tuesday, November 26, 2013,
by CapeNature

The Van Zyl’s golden mole is only known from one locality along the West Coast approximately 16 km inland from Lambert’s Bay at Compagnies Drift.

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Twee Rivier Redfin

Twee River redfin

Tuesday, November 26, 2013,
by CapeNature

The Twee River redfin is endemic to the eastern Cederberg part of the Olifants River System in the Western Cape. They are only found in the Twee River catchment which includes the Middeldeur and Suurvlei Rivers.

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Table Mountain Ghost Frog

Table Mountain ghost frog

Tuesday, November 26, 2013,
by CapeNature

The Table Mountain ghost frog is endemic to a small area on Table Mountain, situated mainly on the southern and south-eastern slopes above Cape Town.

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Riverine Rabbit

Riverine Rabbit

Tuesday, November 26, 2013,
by CapeNature

Riverine rabbits are critically endangered and found in dense patches of riverine bush along seasonal rivers of the semi-arid central Karoo.

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Geometric Tortoise

Geometric Tortoise

Tuesday, November 26, 2013,
by CapeNature

The geometric tortoise is protected under the Nature Conservation Ordinance of the Western Cape Province is listed as one of the top 25 most endangered tortoises and turtles in the world.

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Cape Vulture

Cape Vulture

Tuesday, November 26, 2013,
by CapeNature

The vulnerable Cape Vulture is endemic to southern Africa, but a few individuals have been recorded from Zambia.

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Berg river redfin

Berg River Redfin

Tuesday, November 26, 2013,
by CapeNature

Berg River Redfin are bottom to midwater feeders and prey on aquatic invertebrates such as corixid bugs and chironomid larvae, as well as zoo- plankton and algae.

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Armadillo Girdled Lizard

Armadillo Girdled Lizard

Tuesday, November 26, 2013,
by CapeNature

Armadillo girdled lizards are endemic to the mountains and rocky hills of the Succulent Karoo region of western South Africa from the Orange River southwards to north of Porterville and eastwards to west of Laingsburg.

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African Penguin

African Penguin

Friday, November 22, 2013,
by CapeNature

Often called Jackass Penguins, the African Penguin is found in marine and coastal habitats, predominantly on offshore islands of the cold Benguela system.

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