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Media Release: Interesting Sightings at Augrabies Falls National Park

Date: 2013-06-25

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Augrabies Falls National Parks (AFNP) has revealed a bit more about its illusive self this month with three remarkable sightings. A Leopard, Aardwolf and an Aardvark were all spotted in the park.

The Leopard was spotted near Oranjekom on 25 May 2013, during a night drive. The Aardwolf was spotted on 19 June 2013 near Black Ridge and the Aardvark was spotted last night (24 June 2013) near Moonrock.

These sightings are unique in that they are rarely spotted in the park. Make sure to visit Augrabies to try and spot one of these enigmatic animals. ††

Leopard in Augrabies Falls National Park
Leopard seen near Oranjekom. Photo taken by field guide.

Aardwolf in Augrabies Falls National Park
Aardwolf seen near Black Ridges. Photo taken by field guide.†

Aardvark in Augrabies Falls National Park
Aardvark seen near Moonrock. Photo taken by Matthew Schurch.

Issued by:
South African National Parks (SANParks) Corporate Communications
Tel: 012 426 5065†

Gabrielle “Gabby” Venter,†
Manager: Media and Stakeholder Relations
Acting Regional Communications Manager: Arid Region
Tel: 012 426 5065 / 083 825 9435†


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