Monday, May 31, 2010
Preparing for game spotting on the run:Creatures and Critters in the Kalahari Desert
I am doing research on the fauna and flora in the Kalahari Desert so that my experience of running 250km/155miles through it will be enriched by a small amount of knowledge beforehand.
Here is a list of mammals that inhabit this region of the world:
African wild cat; bat-eared fox; black footed cat; free-tailed bat; aardwolf; spotted genet; giraffe; zebra; leopard; the Kalahari lion; cheetah; mongeese; rock dassies; cape clawless otter;; black backed jackal; caracal; hyena; anteater; porcupine; baboon; bush baby.
A list of reptiles includes:
Black spitting cobra; cape cobra; horned adder; desert mountain adder; Beetz's tiger snake; Karoo sand snake; Augrabies flat lizard; agama; Nile monitor; thick toed geckos; Leopard tortoise
Midges; fungal termites, butterflies