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Makakatana's Flap-neck Chameleon BABY BOOM in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Posted by Jaco on Fri February 4, 2022 in iSimangaliso Wetlands, Biosphere, and Biodiversity.

Trust us to find all these baby chameleons in the month of Love! Teeny, tiny, Flap-necked Chameleons (Chamaeleo dilepis), the size of a child's thumb are all over the Western Shores and around Makakatana at the moment.

We have had some fabulous sightings of them while out on our night drives. Chameleons are mostly found throughout Africa and Madagascar, but they are not limited to these locations. For someone who has never seen a baby chameleon before, it is easy to mistakenly assume that they are dwarf chameleons. The Setaro's dwarf chameleons (Bardypodion setaroi) are endemic to the area but are more prevalent on the Eastern Shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

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The Bees Knees of Bees at Makakatana

Posted by Stephanie on Thu May 20, 2021 in Biodiversity.

When we talk about endangered and protected species more often than not we think of rhinos, elephants and pangolins, but one of our most important creatures – vital to every part of all the ecosystems on planet earth, gets overlooked. Pollinators – insects and animals that move pollen from one flower to another and pollinate (impregnate) the flowers so they can produce fruit and seeds.

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Butterflies in iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Posted by Stephanie on Mon January 18, 2021 in Fauna.

When the rain has come at Makakatana Bay Lodge and the veld is full of flowers one might be surprised at the activity of small magical creatures in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Thousands of insects are abuzz but the most gorgeous ones, that everyone loves will be showing off their striking colours - Butterflies

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