Rodents and Mongooses

Banded Mongoose (Mungas mungo)

banded mongoose

These animals live in colonies in termite mounds.

Yellow Mongoose (Cynictis penicillata)

yellow mongoose

We found these mongooses at the edge of the salt pans in the Kalahari Desert.

Cape ground squirrel (Xerus inauris)

Cape ground squirrel 

Also found at the edge of the salt pans.

Cape hare (Lepus capensis)

Cape hare

We saw many Cape hares at night at Jack's Camp in the Kalahari Desert..

Spring hare (Pedetes capensis)

spring hare

We only saw spring hares at night in the Kalahari.

Otter (Lutra lutra)


We saw two shy otters on the Chobe river.

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