Animal magic at Shamwari Game Reserve

by Rianne Ojeh on 18 June 2014, 10:06AM Animal magic at Shamwari Game Reserve We were tracking an elephant, which was playing hide and seek with us when suddenly our vehicle came to an abrupt stop. Our ranger, Westley, let out a soft squeal of excitement, while pointing to a reddish catlike shadow. This was the first time we heard our normally cool and collected ranger, Westley, change his pitch of voice. So we didn’t know whether to be worried or scared. Composing himself, he now gently whispered that it was a caracal (or Rooikat in Afrikaans), also known as a desert lynx, which is quite a rare sight. Quickly we grabbed our cameras and started shooting away, not really enjoying the few minutes we had with this exceptional sighting.  As the caracal gracefully slinked away, it started to sink in what we had just seen. One member of our group, a seasoned ...
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