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Addo Elephant National Park

Complete Species List

Common Name

Scientific Name

Status

Order: Insectivora

 

 

Lesser dwarf Shrew

Suncus varilla

 

Puffadder

Crocidura cyanea

 

Least dwarf shrew

Suncus infinitesimus

 

Forest shrew

Myosorex varius

 

Round-eared elephant shrew

Macroscelides proboscideus

 

Greater musk shrew

Crocidura flavescens

 

Sclater's golden mole

Chlorotalpa scalteri

 

Hottentot golden mole

Amblysomus hottentotus

 

Southern African hedgehog

Atelerix frontalis

 

Order: Chiroptera

 

 

Straw-coloured fruit bat

Eidolon helvum

 

Egyptian fruit bat

Rousettus aegypticus

 

Geoffrey's horseshoe bat

Rhinolophus clivosus

 

Cape horseshoe bat

Rhinolophus capensis

 

Cape horseshoe bat

Rhinolophus capensis

 

Cape horseshoe bat

Rhinolophus capensis

 

Temminck's hairy bat

Myotis tricolor

 

Cape serotine bat

Eptesicus capensis

 

Common slit-faced bat

Nycteris thebaica

 

Giant yellow house bat

Scotophilus nigrita

 

Schreiber's long-fingered bat

Miniopterus schreibersi

 

Tomb bat

Taphozous mauritianus

 

Angola free-tailed bat

Tadarida condylura

 

Wahlberg's epaulated bat

Epomophorus wahlbergi

 

Banana bat

Pipistrellus nanus

 

Egyptian free-tailed bat

Tadarida aegyptiaca

 

Lesser woolly bat

Kerivoula lanosa

 

Order: Primata

 

 

Vervet monkey

Cercopithecus pygerythrus

 

Chacma baboon

Papio ursinus

 

Order: Carnivora

 

 

Family: Protelidae

 

 

Aardwolf

Proteles cristata

Rare

Family: Hyenidae

 

 

Spotted Hyena

Crocuta crocuta

 

Brown Hyena

Parahyaena brunnea

 

Family: Canidae

 

 

Bat-eared fox

Otocyon megalotis

 

Cape fox

Vulpes chama

 

Blackbacked Jackal

Canis mesomelas

 

Family: Mustelidae

 

 

Striped polecat

Ictonyx striatus

 

Striped weasel

Poecilogale albinucha

 

Honey badger

Mellivora capensis

Vulnerable

Cape clawless otter

Aonyx capensis

 

Family: Viverridae

 

 

Small-spotted genet

Genetta genetta

 

Large-spotted genet

Genetta tigrina

 

Family: Herpestidae

 

 

Small grey mongoose

Galerella pulverulenta

 

Large grey mongoose

Herpestes ichneumon

 

Water mongoose

Atilax paludinosus

 

Yellow mongoose

Atilax paludinosus

 

Suricate / Meerkat

Suricata suricatta

 

Family: Felidae

 

 

African Wildcat

Felis lybica

Vulnerable

Black-footed cat

Felis nigripes

Rare

Caracal / Rooikat

Caracal caracal

 

Lion

Panthera leo

 

Leopard

Panthera pardus

Rare

Order: Tubulidentata

 

 

Antbear / Aardvark

Orycteropus afer

Vulnerable

Order: Hyracoidea

 

 

Rock Hyrax / Dassie

Procavia capensis

 

Tree Dassie

Dendrohyrax arboreus

Rare

Order: Lagomorpha

 

 

Cape hare

Lepus capensis

 

Scrub hare

Lepus saxatilis

 

Smith's Red Rock Rabbit

Pronolagus rupestris

 

Order: Rodentia

 

 

Common mole rat

Cryptomys hottentotus

 

Cape mole rat

Georychus capensis

 

Porcupine

Hystrix africae-australis

 

Cape springhare

Pedetes capensis

 

Woodland dormouse

Graphiurus murinus

 

Spectacled dormouse

Graphiurus ocularis

 

Grey climbing mouse

Dendromus melanotis

 

Pouched mouse

Saccostomus campestris

 

Dwarf mouse

Laggada minutoides

 

House mouse

Mus domesticus

 

Namaqua rock mouse

Aethomys namaquensis

 

Multimammate mouse

Mastomys natalensis

 

Pygmy mouse

Mus minutoides

 

Brant's climbing mouse

Dendrmus mesomelas

 

Woodland mouse

Grammomys dolichurus

 

House rat

Rattus rattus

 

Striped fieldmouse

Rhabdomys pumilio

 

Vlei rat

Otomys irroratus

 

Angoni vlei rat

Otomys angoniensis

 

Hairy-footed gerbil

Gerbillus paeba

 

Order: Artiodactyla

 

 

Family: Suidae

 

 

Bushpig

Potamochoerus larvatus

 

Warthog

Phacochoerus africanus

 

Family: Hippopotamidae

 

 

Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus amphibius

Rare

Family: Bovidae

 

 

Common duiker

Sylvicapra grimmia

 

Cape grysbok

Raphicerus melanotis

 

Steenbok

Raphicerus campestris

 

Klipspringer

Oreotragus oreotragus

 

Springbok

Antidorcas marsupialis

 

Mountain reedbuck

Redunca fulvorufula

 

Grey rhebok

Pelea capreolus

 

Gemsbok

Oryx gazella

 

Red hartebeest

Alcelaphus buselaphus

 

Bushbuck

Tragelaphus scriptus

 

Greater kudu

Tragelaphus strepsiceros

 

Eland

Taurotragus oryx

 

Buffalo

Syncerus caffer

 

Order: Perissodactyla

 

 

Family: Rhinocerotidae

 

 

Black Rhinoceros

Diceros bicornis bicornis

Vulnerable

Family: Equidae

 

 

Burchell's/Plains zebra

Equus burchelli

 

Mountain zebra

Equus zebra

Vulnerable

Order: Proboscoidea

 

 

Elephant

Loxodonta africana

 


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