Do send in your photos! Thanks to kind readers, the tank has risen a bit, but I could always use more (don’t forget the Latin binomial as well). Today’s photos come from Susan Hoffman, an evolutionary geneticist at Miami University. Susan’s notes and IDs are indented.
I saw your appeal for more pics, so I’m finally pulling out some photos that I promised to you quite a while ago, from a trip we made in 2017 to the area near Port Elizabeth, South Africa. We spent most of our time in the Addo Elephant and Mountain Zebra National Parks, which are small but delightful drive-through parks, like mini-Krugers. This first batch is from Addo, and I’ve given you several of some species so that you can choose your favorites. The animals are:
Burchell’s zebra foal with mom (Equus burchelli):
Red hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus)—very numerous and unafraid:
Bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis)—this fox was very intent on checking out what appeared to be rodent burrows”
Common eland (Taurotragus oryx):
Warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus) with hartebeest:
Leopard tortoise (I think) (Geochelone pardalis):