ANIMALS YOU CAN SEE ON A GAME DRIVE IN THE MATOBO HILLS
SAFARIS in Zimbabwe are among the most affordable in Africa.
At Matobo National Park🐾Wildlife sightings aren’t marred by hoards of other tourists.
Thanks to thick 🌿🌱vegetation and abundant water, the Matobo Hills support a high population of animals and birds.
According to Dambari, a non-profit conservation and research organisation , the last full count of animal species in the Matobo Hills in 2011 totalled 110.
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We’re almost done with the field work for our mammal count project to estimate population sizes of large mammals in Rhodes Matopos National Park (RMNP). So far we’ve accounted for 26 different species either through visual sightings or else by spoor, dung or using our camera traps. (Just to put that number in some context – since 2011 our camera traps have recorded 56 larger mammals and the full count of all mammals including rodents, shrews and bats in RMNP is around 110.) Here is a full list of the species seen so far: African wild cat Banded mongoose Black rhino Brown hyaena Bushbuck Bushpig Common duiker Common reedbuck Eland Giraffe Green (vervet) monkey Grey-footed (Chacma) baboon Hippo Impala Klipspringer Kudu Leopard Meller's mongoose Serval Slender mongoose Spotted hyaena Steenbok Warthog Waterbuck White rhino Zebra #matobo #matobohills #dambari #wildlife #conservation #research #zimbabwe
1. Black and White Rhino
👉The Matobo National Park is home to the country’s largest population of white and black 👌rhino and the game park is designated an Intensive Preservation Zone for their protection💂.
The white rhinos here are one of largest and heaviest land animals in the world.They are endowed with an immense body and large head, a short neck and broad chest.
Females weigh 1,700 kg and males 2,300 kg .The head-and-body length is 3.4–4.5 m and a shoulder height of 160–186 cm.