Caption: Young Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus) perched low down
on branch of thorn tree, Kruger National Park, South Africa. The uniform brown color and blue bill
distinguish this immature specimen from the adult Bateleur, which has black, white and chestnut plumage and a red bill.
© Scotch Macaskill
Location: The Kruger National Park is South Africa's flagship wildlife reserve and offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa.
Established in 1898, the park covers nearly 2 million hectares. As such, it is home to an impressive diversity of flora and
fauna, including 507 different birds and 147 types of mammal. In addition to the "Big Five" - elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino - there are also large numbers of giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, hippo, antelope, and hyena. Less common but also seen by visitors on safari are cheetah and wild dog.
Kruger Park accommodation options include chalets, cottages, bungalows, tents, caravan and camp
sites or bushveld camps, bush lodges and private safari lodges. The official website
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