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Mammals

As the Garden Route National Park is now the merged complement of the previous national parks of Knysna, Tsitsikamma and Wilderness – the mammals will still be found in those distinct areas.

Wilderness Section

Common Name Scientific Name
Black rat Rattus rattus
Bushbuck Tragelaphus scriptus
Bushpig Potamochoerus porcus
Cape dune molerat Bathyergus suillus
Cape fur seal Arctocephalus pusillus
Cape grey mongoose Herpestes pulverulentus
Cape horseshoe bat Rhinolophus capensis
Cape porcupine Hystrix africaeaustralis
Cape serotine Eptesicus capensis
Caracal Felis caracal
Chestnut climbing mouse Dendromus mesomelas
Clawless otter Aonyx capensis
Common molerat Cryptomys hottentotus
Duthie’s golden mole Chlorotalpa duthiae
Dwarf shrew Suncus etruscus
Forest shrew Mysorex variatus
Grysbok Raphicerus melanotis
Honey badger Mellivora capensis
Large grey mongoose Herpestes ichneumon
Large-spotted genet Genetta tigrina
Leopard Panthera paradus
Pygmy mouse Mus minutoides
Red musk shrew Crocidura flavescens
Rock dassie Procavia capensis
Scrub hare Lepus saxatilis
Southern elephant seal Mirounga leonina
Striped mouse Rhabdomys pumilio
Striped polecat Ictonyx striatus
Sub-Antarctic fur seal Arctocephalus tropicalis
Vervet monkey Cercopithecus pygerythrus
Vlei rat Otomys irroratus
Water mongoose Atilax paludinosus
White-naped weasel Poecilogale albinucha

Knysna Section

Common Name Scientific Name
African elephant Loxodonta africana
Black clinging bat Miniopterus fraterculus
Blue duiker Cephalophus monticola
Bushbuck Tragelaphus scriptus
Bushpig Potamochoerus porcus
Cape dune molerat Bathyergus suillus
Cape grey mongoose Herpestes pulverulentus
Cape hairy bat Myotis tricolor
Cape horseshoe bat Rhinolophus capensis
Cape molerat Georychus capensis
Cape mouse Praomys verreauxi
Cape porcupine Hystrix africaeaustralis
Cape wild cat Felis lybica
Caracal Felis caracal
Chestnut climbing mouse Dendromus mesomelas
Clawless otter Aonyx capensis
Common molerat Cryptomys hottentotus
Duthie’s golden mole Chlorotalpa duthiae
Forest mouse Thamnomys dolichurus
Forest shrew Mysorex variatus
Geoffroy’s horseshoe bat Rhinolophus clivosus
Grey rhebuck Pelea capreolus
Grysbok Raphicerus melanotis
Honey badger Mellivora capensis
Hottentot golden mole Amblysomus tottentotus
Klipspringer Oreotragus oreotragus
Knysna golden mole Amblysomus iris
Kuhl’s bat Pipistrellus kuhlii
Large grey mongoose Herpestes ichneumon
Large-spotted genet Genetta tigrina
Leopard Panthera paradus
Long-eared bat Nycteris thebaica
Long-tailed housebat Eptesicus hottentotus
Red musk shrew Crocidura flavescens
Rock dassie Procavia capensis
Scrub hare Lepus saxatilis
Serval Felis serval
Striped polecat Ictonyx striatus
Vervet monkey Cercopithecus pygerythrus
Vlei rat Otomys irroratus
Water mongoose Atilax paludinosus
Wooly bat Kerivoula lanosa

Tsitsikamma Section

Common Name Scientific Name
African weasel Poecilogale albinucha
African wild cat Felis lybica
Blainville’s beaked whale Mesoplodon densirostris
Bottle nose dolphin Tursiops truncatus
Brant’s climbing mouse Dendromus mesomelas
Brown rat Rattus norvegicus
Bryde’s whale Balaeoptera edeni
Cape clawless otter Aonyx capensis
Cape dune molerat Bathyergus suillus
Cape horseshoe bat Rhinolophus capensis
Cape molerat Georychus capensis
Cape porcupine Hystrix africaeaustralis
Cape spiny mouse Acomys subspinosus
Caracal Felis caracal
Chacma baboon Papio ursinus
Common dolphin Delphinus delphis
Common molerat Cryptomys hottentotus
Dark-footed forest shrew Myosorex cafer
Dwarf sperm whale Kogia simus
Egyptian fruit bat Rousettus aegyptiacus
Euphrosyne dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba
Forest shrew Myosorex varius
Greater musk shrew Crocidura flavescens
Hector’s beaked whale Mesoplodon hectori
Honey badger Mellivora capensis
House rat Rattus rattus
Humpback dolphin Sousa plumbea
Humpbacked whale Megaptera novaeangliae
Killer whale Orcinus orca
Large-spotted genet Genetta tigrina
Leopard Panthera pardus
Multimammate rat Mastomys natalensis
Pygmy mouse Mus minutoides
Pygmy sperm whale Kogia breviceps
Risso dolphin Grampus griseus
Schreibers’long fingered bat Miniopterus schreibersii
Scrub hare? Lepus saxatilis
Small grey mongoose Galerella pulverulenta
Small-spotted genet? Genetta genetta
Southern right whale Balaena glacialis
Striped mouse Rhabdomys pumilio
Striped polecat Ictonyx striatus
Verreaux’s mouse Myomyscus verreauxi
Vervet monkey Cercopithecus pygerythrus
Vlei rat Otomys irroratus
Woodland dormouse Grahiurus murinus
Woodland mouse Grammomys dolichirus
Zulu golden mole Amblysomus iris