Animals of Lekwena

Ungulates

Scientific Name Afrikaans English Setswana  
Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi Blesbok Blesbok Nono
Sylvicapra grimmia Duiker Common duiker Photiko
Tragelaphus oryx Eland Eland Phofu
Oryx gazella Gemsbok Gemsbok Kukama
Giraffe camelopardalis Kameelperd Giraffe Thutlwa
Oreotragus oreotragus Klipspringer Klipspringer Kololo
Tragelaphus strepsiceros Koedoe Kudu Tholo
Tragelaphus angasii Njala Nyala Phutiatsana (Sotho)*
Redunca arundinum Rietbok Common Reedbuck Sebugatla, Lekwena (Sotho)
Aepyceros melampus Rooibok Impala Phala
Alcelaphus buselaphus caama Rooihartebees Red hartebeest Kgama
Redunca fulvorufula Rooiribbok Mountain reedbuck Mofele o mohibido
Antidorcas m. marsupialis Springbok Springbok Tshepe
Raphicerus campestris Steenbok Steenbok Phudufudu
Connochaetes gnou Swart Wildebees Black Wildebeest Pudumo
Hippotragus niger Swartwitpens Sable Kwalata
Pelea capreolus Vaalribbok Grey Rhebok Lehele
Phacochoerus africanus Vlakvark Warthog Makorwane
Kobus ellipsiprymnus Waterbok Waterbuck Pitlhwa
Equus quagga Sebra Zebra Pitsi
* There is no word for ‘nayala’ in Setswana – probably because nyalas are not endemic to the traditionally Setswana speaking regions.

Other Animals of Lekwena

Scientific Name Afrikaans English Setswana  
Proteles cristata Aardwolf Aardwolf Mmabudu
Chlorocebus pygerythrus Blouaap Vervet Monkey Kgabo
Procavia capensis Dassie Rock Dassie Pela
Orycteropus afer Erdvark Aardvark Thakadu
Xerus inauris Grondeekhoring Cape Ground Squirrel Xerus inauris
Manis temminckii Ietermago Pangolin Kgaga
Genetta genetta Kleinkolmusseljaatkat Small-spotted Genet Tshipa
Lepus saxatilis Kolhaas Scrub hare Matshwaratselane
Atelerix frontalis Krimpvarkie Hedgehog Sethlong
Canis mesomelas Rooijakkals Black backed jackal Phokoje
Caracal caracal Rooikat Caracal Thwane
Cynictis penicillate Rooimeerkat Yellow Mongoose Ramoswe
Vulpes chama Silwervos Cape Fox Lesi
Pedetes capensis Springhaas Spring hare Tshipo
Suricata Suricatta Stokstertmeerkat Suricate Kotoko
Ictonyx striatus Stinkmuishond Striped Polecat Nakedi
Mellivora capensis Ratel African Honey Badger Magwegwe
Leptailurus serval Tierboskat Serval Tadi
Felis lybica Vaalboskat African Wild Cat Phagi
Lepus capensis Vlakhaas Cape Hare Mutlwa
Hystrix africaeustralis Ystervark Porcupine Noko
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