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Southern African Fauna and Flora -- Animal Kingdom, Plant Kingdom, Fungi Kingdom...

 
Fauna and Flora of Southern Africa
Travel Writer: EcoTravel Africa  
 

Southern Africa is endowed with an incredible diversity in habitats and wildlife. On the Southern tip of this region lies the relatively small Cape floral kingdom which is considered to be second only to the tropical rain forests in the number of species. Of great significance is that many of the species are endemic. Southern Africa has the largest number of species (13) of land tortoise. The Southern African Region is home to no less than approximately 300 mammal, 900 bird, 130 frog, 130 snake, 250 lizard, 1,500 tree, 24,000 flowering plant and an estimated 80,000 insect species! A great list indeed! The Region boasts viable populations of the fastest (cheetah), tallest (giraffe) and biggest (elephant) of earths land mammals.

The Fauna and Flora of South Africa & Southern Africa is divided into the following:

The Animal Kingdom (33 Phyla):

Vertebrates The Subphylum Vertebrata, part of Phylum Chordata, is divided into:
   • Amphibians
   • Birds
   • Fish
   • Mammals
   • Reptiles

Invertebrates includes 32 phyla of the animal kingdoms total of 33 Plus those in Phylum Chordata that are not true vertebrates!

The Plant Kingdom
   • Trees
   • Grasses
   • Herbaceous Plants 

The Fungi Kingdom
   • Fungi

Climatology

Geomorphology

Ecology:
   • Terrestrial Ecology
   • Marine Ecology

Below are replicas of the Southern African & South African Wildlife Guides menus; these are found on the right hand side of all Wildlife Guide pages. You can use the menu to navigate to the Wildlife Guide section of your choice.

Southern Africa Wildlife - Fauna & Flora
Amphibians Ecology
Birds Trees
Fishes Shrubs
Mammals Grasses
Reptiles : Snakes Herbaceous Plants
Invertebrates Fungi : Mushrooms
South Africa Wildlife - Fauna & Flora
Amphibians Ecology
Birds Trees
Fishes Shrubs
Mammals Grasses
Reptiles : Snakes Herbaceous Plants
Invertebrates Fungi : Mushrooms
 

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Southern Africa has many top Game / Nature Reserves, and is home to many of the mammals of southern Africa. Numerous wildlife safari and tour companies operate guided tours to Southern Africa. Popular adventure travel activities in Southern Africa include: horse riding safaris, elephant back safaris, mountain biking, birding, wilderness walking trails, science safaris and volunteering especially for GAP year students.
 
 
 
Southern Africa Wildlife - Fauna & Flora
Amphibians Ecology
Birds Trees
Fishes Shrubs
Mammals Grasses
Reptiles : Snakes Herbaceous Plants
Invertebrates Fungi : Mushrooms
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