Today is day 50 of the South African COVID-19 crisis national lock down.

In over 100 posts I have shared pictures, videos and stories during that time. Thanks for following me on my blog, on Facebook, on Instagram, on Twitter, on LinkedIn or via my WhatsApp distribution. And thanks for all the positive replies and comments. Feel free to share the posts with anyone who might enjoy them.

It was a lot of fun to do this and it kept me quite busy while being locked down on Thanda Safari.

… and I will continue to post as long as this crisis continues …

Enjoy your weekend and stay safe!

PS: I have created a special blog site for children (and the young at heart) where I regularly post wildlife images and wildlife Q&A. Check it out and please share it with others if you like it – http://www.wildlife4kids.com or on Instagram at www.instagram.com/wildlife4kids

PPS: This collage was made up from ‘lock down post thumbnails’ 😊 – All posts are available for review on my blog site – http://www.sperka.info


Today: Waterbuck

Of all large antelopes at Thanda Waterbucks are the shyest. They are specialized to live in wet environments like marshes and they secret a greasy, smelly substance into their pelt to repel water. It smells so bad that even Oxpeckers will never sit on Waterbucks! The ointment also helps with their hooves. Unlike other hoofed animals they do not get foot rot when staying on very wet ground for a long time. Only the males have beautiful straight horns.

Have a good weekend and and stay safe!



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