Our photo of the week is a honey badger (Mellivora capensis), also known as the ratel in Afrikaans. Despite its name, it looks more like a weasel than any other badger.
Photo of the Week
Some lovely photo's of rhino Thandi taken by Angie Goody show her enjoying a wallow in the mud!
Thanks to Kariega guest Keith Carney for sharing the beautiful blesbok picture with us after his safari experience. Do you know the difference between a blesbok and a bontebok?
We are very proud to announce that South African photographer Neil Aldridge has won the coveted title of 2014 European Wildlife Photographer of the Year with a photograph that he took at Kariega!
Thandi spends most of her time in the company of one of the other rhino cows on the reserve. We are excited that Thandi is likely to give birth to her own calf in early 2015
No matter how often we see a well photographed elephant, it is hard not to be amazed each and every time. For fun facts about elephant skin, read more here...
During a giraffe fight, the two males lean against each other in a struggle for power. If they are evenly matched, this pushing may be followed by blows from the neck...
While young male zebras are in the bachelor herds, their time consists mostly of playful fighting in order to prepare themselves for the challenges ahead.
Congratulations to the winners of our 2013/14 Kariega Facebook photo competition. Amatuer photographer Emanuela Caligiuri won for her perky zebras and professional photographer Grant Atkinson (Atkinson Photography and Safaris) won with his regal lion and cub photo.
A big thank you to Kariega ranger Tayla Jane McCurdy for sharing these recent pictures of Thandi.