Please ID the Animal

Often visitors to African national parks photograph an animal and they don't know what it is.

Most animals you will see on an African safari are easy to identify but having said that we have come across people who saw a warthog and thought it was a rhino, or who confused a cheetah with a serval or who confused a sable antelope with a roan antelope.

Most parks also have animals who have been named, such as in the big tuskers in the Kruger - the magnificent seven elephants and the new emerging tuskers - or the white rhino 'Ore' that lives near Mopani camp or the cheetah mothers Eleanor and Lizette, who you would see patrolling the Auob riverbed between Mata Mata, past Urikaruus to the lower dune road.

If you have seen and photographed such an animal and you would like to know what it is or who it is, please post your photo here and we will see if we can ID it for you.

Some people have also photographed animal spoor (footprints) and would like them to be identified - please post the photo here! If it's an African mammal, bird, or insect we can help you ID the animal or the tracks! If we don't know the answer one of our visitors may or we will ask an expert to respond.

Please ID the Animal

Often visitors to national parks see or photograph an animal and they do not know what it is. Here is your opportunity to submit your photograph and we, and our visitors, will try to assist you with correctly identifying it.

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What Other Visitors Have Asked

Click below to see which animals other visitors wanted identified...

Buck and Cat Spoor 
Animal spoor seen on a game farm in Bela Bela, Limpopo.

Small antelope 
Samburu Kenya.

ID animal in Kruger 
Kruger. Spikey horns look like male Rhebuck

Tsavo East 
Saw on safari in Tsavo East. Not sure what it is.

Is this a lesser spotted eagle? 
The photo was taken at the Shayamanzi Wildlife Range, situated in the Waterberg area in South Arica.

No clue 
My son saw it in his back yard in Ky.

Nigeria Animal 
We were working North of Port Harcourt Nigeria when someone came out of the bush with these animals. Unfortunately of the way things are in Nigeria he …

Please identify 
It's just a couple mounts I am trying to identify for a friend

new born what? 
A cat caught a new born ..... In my backyard in Bradenton, Florida. it was dark and pics from video not very good. It is not a mouse nor a rat, I think. …

One of the last Great Tuskers Sep 2008 
We saw this big tusker at 5.30 in the evening near Letaba and had to wait for him to cross the road before we could go back to the camp. Does anyone know …

Please can you ID this buck? 
Please help us identify this buck that we saw in the Kruger Park somewhere between the Crocodile Gate and Lower Sabie.

Unknown mammal 
in Africa

Can you identify this buck? 
Hi folks We spotted a small buck that we could not identify. Not a duiker, or klipspringer or steenbok. Maybe a Vaal-ribbok but I don't think so as it …

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