an abundance of wild life proliferate in the diverse terrain

Photo of Eland in the reserve

Mammal List

Pilanesberg accommodates virtually every mammal of southern Africa & is also home to the Big 5.
Grouping Scientific Name Common Names
   
THICK SKINNED MAMMALS
Loxodonta africana
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
African Elephant
Tlou
Afrika-olifant
Afrikanischer Elephant
Eléphant d' Afrique
Elefante Africano
  Syncerus caffer
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Cape Buffalo
Nare
Kaapse Buffel
Büffel
Buffle d' Afrique
Bufalo Africano
  Hippopotamus amphibius
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Hippopotamus
Kubu
Seekoei
Flusspferd
Hippopotame
Hipopotamo
  Diceros bicornis
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Black Rhinocerous
Tshukudu e ntsho
Swartrenoster
Spitzmaulnashorn
Rhinocéros noir
Rinoceronte negro
  Ceratotherium simum
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
White Rhinoceros
Tshukudu e tshweu
Witrenoster
Breitmaulnashorn
Rhinocéros blanc
Rinoceronte blanco
CARNIVORES
Cats
Felis silvestris lybica
English
Afrikaans
Setswana
German
French
African Wild Cat
Vaalboskat
Phage
Afrikanische Wildkatze
Chat sauvage d' Afrique
  Caracal caracal
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Caracal
Thwane
Rooikat
Karakal
Caracal
Caracal
  Acinonyx jubatus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Cheetah
Lengau
Jagluiperd
Gepard
Geupard
Guepardo
  Panthera pardus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Leopard
Nkwe
Luiperd
Leopard
Léopard
Leopardo
  Panthera leo
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Lion
Tau
Leeu
Löwe
Lion
León
  Leptailurus serval
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Serval
Tadi
Tierboskat
Serval
Serval
Serval
Dog like Proteles cristatus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Aardwolf
Mmabudu
Aardwolf
Erdwolf
Protèle
  Otocyon megalotis
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Bat-eared fox
Tlhose
Bakoorvos
Löffelhund
Otocyon
  Canis mesomelas
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Black-backed Jackal
Phokoje
Rooijakkals
Schabrackenschakal
Chacal à chabraque
  Parahyaena brunnea
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Brown Hyaena
Phiri
Strandjut
Schabrackenhyäne
Hyene brune
Hiena parda
  Crocuta crocuta
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
Spotted Hyaena
Phiri
Gevlekte hiena
  Vulpes chama
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Cape Fox
Lesie
Silwervos
Kapfuchs
Renard du Cap
  Lycaon pictus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Wild Dog
Letlhalerwa
Wildehond
Hyänenhund
Loup-peint
Miscellaneous

Civettictis civetta
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
African Civet
Tsaparangaka
Afrikaanse Siwet
Zibetkatze
Civette d' Afrique
  Mungos mungo
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Banded Mongoose
Tshagane
Gebande Muishond
Zebramanguste
Mangue raye'e
  Helogale parvula
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
Dwarf Mongoose
Tshagane
Dwergmuishond
  Paracynictis selous
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
Selous' Mongoose
Tshagane
Kleinwitstertmuishond
  Galerella sanguinea
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Slender Mongoose
Tshagane
Swartkwasmuishond
Schlankmungo
Mangouste rouge
  Cynictis penicillata
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Yellow Mongoose
Tshagane
Witkwasmuishond
Fuchsmanguste
Mangouste faure
  Aonyx capensis
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Cape Clawless Otter
Nyedi
Groototter
Kapotter
Loutre 'a joues blanches
  Mellivora capensis
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Honey Badger
Magwegwe
Ratel
Honigdachs
Ratel
  Genetta tigrina
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Large-spotted Genet
Tshipa
Rooikolmuskejaatkat
Großfleckginsterkatze
Genette 'a grandes taches
  Ictonyx striatus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
Striped Polecat
Nakedi
Stinkmuishond
Zorilla
  Poecilogale albinucha
English

Setswana
Afrikaans
Striped Weasel/Snake Weasel
-
Slangmuishond
ANTELOPE
Damaliscus dorcas phillipsi
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
Blesbok
Nono
Blesbok
  Connochaetes taurinus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Blue Wildebeest
Kgokong
Blouwildebees
Streifengnu
Gnou bleu
Nu azul
  Tragelaphus scriptus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Bushbuck
Serolobotlhoko
Bosbok
Buschbock
Guib
Guib
  Sylvicapra grimmia
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Common Duiker
Photiko-tswana
Gewone Duiker
Kronenducker
Céphalophe couronné
Duiquer de Grimm
  Tragelaphus oryx
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Eland
Phofu
Eland
Elenantilope
Eland de Derby
Elan gigante
  Oryx gazella
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Gemsbok
Kukama
Gemsbok
Oryx
Gemsbok
Orix gris
  Aepyceros melampus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Impala
Phala
Rooibok
Impala
Impala
Impala
  Oreotragus oreotragus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Klipspringer
Kololo
Klipspringer
Klippspringer
Oréotrague
  Tragelaphus strepsiceros
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Kudu
Tholo
Koedoe
Grosser Kudu
Grand koudou
Kudu grande
  Redunca fulvorufula
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Mountain Reedbuck
Mofele o mohibidu
Rooiribbok
Bergriedbock
Redunca de montagne
Bohor de montana
  Alcelaphus buselaphus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Red Hartebeest
Kgama
Rooihartbees
Rote Kuhantilope
Bubale caama
Bubalo del Cabo
 
Antidorcas m. marsupialis
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Springbok
Tshepe
Springbok
Springbock
Springbok
Springbok
  Raphicerus campestris
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Steenbok
Phudufudu
Steenbok
Steinböckchen
Steenbok
Steinantilope
  Damaliscus lunatus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Tsessebe
Tshesebe
Basterhartbees
Halbmondantilope
Sassaby
Sasabi
  Kobus ellipsiprymnus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Waterbuck
Pitlhwa
Waterbok
Ellipsenwasserbock
Cobe onctueux
Antilope acuatico
PIGS Potamochoerus larvatus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Bushpig
Kolobe ya naga
Bosvark
Buschschwein
Potamochère
Cerdo salvaje Africano
  Phacochoerus africanus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Spanish
Warthog
Makorwane
Vlakvark
Warzenschwein
Phacochère
Facocero
PRIMATES
Papio cynocephalus ursinus
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Chacma baboon
Tshwene
Bobbejaan
Bärenpavian
Chacma
  Galago moholi
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
Lesser Bushbaby
Kgajwanamasigo
Nagapie
Südliches Galago
  Chlorocebus aethiops
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Vervet monkey
Kgabo
Blouaap
Grünmeerkatze
Vervet
OTHER LARGER MAMMALS
Orycteropus afer
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Aardvark / Antbear
Thakadu
Erdvark
Erdferkel
Oryctérope
  Equus burchelli
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Burchell's Zebra
Pitse ya naga
Bontsebra
Steppenzebra
Zèbre de Burchell
  Manis temminckii
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
French
Cape Pangolin
Kgaga
Ietermagog
Schuppentier
Pangolin
  Procavia capensis
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
German
Rock Hyrax/Dassie
Pela
Klipdassie
Klippschliefer
  Heterohyrax brucei
English

Setswana
Afrikaans
Yellow-spotted Rock Hyrax/Dassie
Pela
Geelkoldassie
RABBITS AND HARES
Lepus saxatilis
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
Scrub hare
Matshwaratselane
Kolhaas
  Lepus capensis
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
Cape hare
Mutlwa
Vlakhaas
  Pronolagus randensis
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
Jameson's red rock rabbit
Mmutla
Jameson se Rooiklipkonyn
OTHER SMALLER MAMALS
Hystrix africaeaustralis
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
Porcupine
Noko
Ystervark
  Pedetes capensis
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
Springhare
Ntlolane/Tshipo
Springhaas
  Xerus inauris
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
Ground squirrel
Setlhora
Waaierstertgrondeekhoring
  Paraxerus cepapi
English
Setswana
Afrikaans
Tree squirrel
Setlhora
Boomeekhoring