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Between Vermont and Onrus a few African Clawless Otters have made a home. These animals are also known as the Cape Clawless Otter. They are nocturnal and have half webbed feet – hence the name clawless. Their biological name refers to this. Aonyx Capensis – aonyx means clawless and capensis? Capensis means belong to the…

The Southern Right Whales come to the shores of the Cape Whale Coast in about June each year to mate and calve in the shallow waters. Hermanus has gained the reputation of offering the best land-based whale watching in the world because of the excellent vantage points that the cliffs along Walker Bay provide. Many…

Scientific name – Cinnyris chalybeaCommon name – Lesser Double Collared Sunbird, Klein-rooibandsuikerbekkie (Roberts 783) Description Male: The head, throat and back is metallic green, with a small blue band separating the throat from the bright red breast. The tail is black, edged grey. Female: brownish grey above and yellowish grey below. Forages in bushes and…

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