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Chacma baboons
Vervet monkeys
Tree squirrel
Scrub hare

Dwarf mongooses
Fruit bats
Unidentified bats
Smaller Mammals
Kruger isn't just about big mammals. Living alongside the elephants and lions are lots of smaller furry creatures from cute tree squirrels to not-so-cute baboons. We also had some encounters with bats in rather unexpected places.
Chacma baboons
Chacma baboon
Chacma baboon Chacma baboon

Vervet monkeys

Vervet monkeys grooming
Vervet monkeys grooming
Vervet monkey

Tree squirrel
Scrub hare

Scrub hare at night

Dwarf mongooses
Dwarf mongoose Dwarf mongoose

Peters' epauletted fruit bats

These wonderful fruit bats roost in the roof of the cafeteria at
Skukuza camp. Many of the diners never look up and are completely unaware of what's above them as they eat. It would never be allowed in countries like Britain, but in fact bat droppings in the food don't seem to be a problem and I'm so pleased that the Kruger authorities have let the bats be. Fruit bats normally roost high in the trees, so this is probably the best view I'll ever get of them.
Fruit bat Fruit bat
Fruit bat mother & baby Fruit bat mother & baby
Fruit bat Fruit bats roosting

Unidentified bats

There were lots of these bats in the toilets at one of the rest stops around Lower Sabie camp! We didn't manage to identify the species, apart from the fact that they were obviously of the insectivorous sort.
Insectivorous bats
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