Discover Mammals Botswana

Botswana is home to about 164 different species of mammals such as the baboon, hippopotamus, zebra, hyena and giraffe, and how wonderful to witness them in their natural habitat! Other creatures, that we perhaps speak of less, like the grivet, wild dog, gemsbok, bat-eared fox, harnessed bushbuck, waterbuck, wart hog, impala, blue gnu and the eland also make the savannah their home. There are 22 different types of antelope alone!

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    Mamals, Botswana

    Botswana is home to a large number of mamals, including the Hippopotamus

    © Günter Fischer / age fotostock
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    Migration to Botswana

    During the annual flooding of the river Okavango, a huge number of animals migrate to Botswana

    © Dave Hamman / age fotostock
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    Leopards

    The leopard is a solitary cat.

    © Hot Ideas / age fotostock
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    Elephants

    An elephant's skeleton represents about 17% of its body mass.

    © Gerald Hinde / age fotostock
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    Hippos

    The hippopotamus has a life expectancy of about 40 years.

    © Shem Compion / age fotostock
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    African wild dogs

    The African wild dog lives in the steppes and the savanna.

    © ZOONAR GMBH LBRF / age fotostock
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