Kruger Park Hyena

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Kruger Park Hyena

One of the characteristic predators of the African savannah the Spotted Hyena was long thought to be solely a scavenger, but it is now known that it is one of the most successful hunters. Its sloping features and ungainly walk, together with its eerie call have earned the Spotted Hyena a bad reputation. Long thought to be of the dog family the Hyena is now thought to have more cat-like features. The Spotted Hyena is well known for its macabre chuckle or “laugh”, which is an indispensable sound of the African bush at night. The large head, sloping back and a keen sense of smell is unique to this species. Description from www.krugerpark.co.za/africa_spotted_hyaena.html We lived in Johannesburg in the 70s and visited the Kruger Park several times. Always a very special experience, the sights and sounds of Africa. Scanned original photo (1978) Archive Airings AA40 Wild Animals

Joey and Mum

On the Golf Course Australian PGA Golf 13-16 December 2012, at the Pro Am Day 12 December. Coolum, Queensland, Australia. 'Kangaroos usually have one young annually. The young kangaroo, or joey, is born alive at a very immature stage, when it is only about 2 cm long and weighs less than a gram. Immediately after birth it crawls up the mother's body and enters the pouch. The baby attaches its mouth to one of four teats, which then enlarges to hold the young animal in place. After several weeks, the joey becomes more active and gradually spends more and more time outside the pouch, which it leaves completely between 7 and 10 months of age.' www.koalaexpress.com.au/kangaroo%20facts.htm Archive Airings AA40 Wild Animals The Alphabet Site J

Kruger Park Impala

We lived in Johannesburg in the 70s and visited the Kruger Park several times. Always a very special experience, the sights and sounds of Africa. Scanned from original photo taken in 1978. Not the best quality image, but a very beautiful creature. Archive Airings AA40 Wild Animals

Black Backed Jackal Kruger Park

Black backed Jackals are a widely distributed species that are known for their cunning and daring. They are often seen nipping in to steal a morsel from Lions on a kill. Mainly nocturnal but seen regularly during the day, this handsome animal has a call to remember. The Black-backed Jackal feeds on small mammals, reptiles, birds, eggs, carrion and fruit. They do scavenge but are hunters in their own right. Description from www.krugerpark.co.za/africa_black-backed_jackal.html Converted from original Slide (1979) Atchive Airings AA40 Wild Animals

Kudu in the Kruger Park

Tawny-brown to grey-brown coat, marked with white stripes on flanks which vary greatly in shape, size and pattern. V-shaped band on forehead and white spots on cheeks. Manes of long hair extend from the back of the head along the back to the tail, as well as on the lower neck to the belly. As a browser this species feeds on a wide variety of tree and shrub leaves, favouring fruits, pods, forbs and creepers when available. Succulents such as Spekboom and Aloes are also eaten. Description from www.krugerpark.co.za/africa_kudu.html Scanned from original photo (1979) We lived in Johannesburg in the 70s and visited the Kruger Park several times, an unforgettable experience. Archive Airings AA40 Wild Animals

Kangaroo and Joey

On the front lawn (2002), before we had neighbours. 'Kangaroos usually have one young annually. The young kangaroo, or joey, is born alive at a very immature stage, when it is only about 2 cm long and weighs less than a gram. Immediately after birth it crawls up the mother's body and enters the pouch. The baby attaches its mouth to one of four teats, which then enlarges to hold the young animal in place. After several weeks, the joey becomes more active and gradually spends more and more time outside the pouch, which it leaves completely between 7 and 10 months of age.' www.koalaexpress.com.au/kangaroo%20facts.htm Queensland, Australia Archive Airings AA40 Wild Animals Alphabet Site - K

Kruger Park Elephant

Photo of original taken in 1976. We lived in Johannesburg in the 70s and visited the Kruger Park several times, an unforgettable experience.

Kruger Park Hippos

Photo of original taken in 1976. We lived in Johannesburg in the 70s and visited the Kruger Park several times, an unforgettable experience.

Zebra in the Kruger Park

Photo of original taken in 1976. We lived in Johannesburg in the 70s and visited the Kruger Park several times, an unforgettable experience.
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