This camera in South Africa was set at the leopard eye level to provide a unique view of the scale of animals that often occur at a waterhole. Giraffes and elephants above the camera give the viewer a completely different perspective of these creatures.
Animals visiting this camera include cheetahs, lions, elephants, giraffes, impalas, baboons, warthogs, owls, Egyptian geese, lobsters, meerkats, water geese and porcupines.
Naledi is part of the Balloon, 40 000 hectare reserve near the Kruger National Park.
Mangusty are small beasts of prey belonging to the family of moths. They have a large pointed head, small ears, a long tail, and short legs with strong, long claws that they dig in the soil. They live in savannas, open forests, scrubland and grassy plains. Most abundant in areas with a large number of termites, which are their favorite hiding places. They are also often found near human dwellings where they are easily tamed and tame.
They are animals with daily activity, sleeping at night together in burrows in abandoned termites, heaps of stones or hollows of trees. They become the food of jackals, birds of prey, domestic and wild dogs, caracals, cheetahs, bears, pythons, poisonous snakes, and other mangust species. They can run at speeds up to 60 km / h, allowing them to avoid even snake attacks. They live around 20 years.
Mangoes are social animals living in family groups about 20 animals on average, with a strict hierarchy between individuals of the same sex. The dominant pair is the highest, mostly the oldest.
Together, they advocate the 0,3-0,6 km2 size, tagging it with glandular excrements and faeces. Usually, the territories of the groups overlap and conflicts can occur, the larger group usually wins. Together they look for food, take care of the young, guard the group from predators and sleep in an underground dungeon. They move to another hiding place every 2-3 days. When there is no shelter nearby, the group stays overnight so that individuals lie down with their heads out.
Mussels feed on small foods such as various insect species, beetle larvae, spiders, scorpions, frogs, eggs, small lizards and snakes, tiny birds and mammals. Exceptionally they eat different berries. The whole group goes for food together, most often in the morning and sometimes in the late afternoon.
Each individual is looking for food separately and defends it against others. Mussels use their excellent sense of smell and strong claws to hunt in the ground and wood. They also often look for large herbivores near dung because bugs and centipedes are gathering there.
Dangerous prey producing poisonous substances such as centipedes and frogs, first mangusty on the ground and then eat. Eggs and hard beetles catch in the forelimbs and hurl them under the hind legs for hard ground or stone.
Pregnancy lasts around 60 days and 2-6 pups are born, spending the first weeks of life in an underground dungeon. When more females are pregnant, they sync birthdays to the same day. The 10 days after childbirth is the heat of the female, so she can have 3 litters during the season. The 1-3 individuals are guarded when the group is feeding for food. Even subordinate females have milk at that time and feed the young.
In 4 weeks, young people join the group and look for their own food, with one young adult who helps and protects him. Females usually stay in the group and climb the hierarchy, sometimes leaving it. Young males leave and look for another group - when they come across females that have left, they create a new group.
Family at the waterhole