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Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park

Mammals

As the Garden Route National Park is now the merged complement of the previous national parks of Knysna, Tsitsikamma and Wilderness - the mammals will still be found in those distinct areas.

Knysna Section

Common Name Scientific Name

African elephant

Loxodonta africana

Black clinging bat

Miniopterus fraterculus

Blue duiker

Cephalophus monticola

Bushbuck

Tragelaphus scriptus

Bushpig

Potamochoerus porcus

Cape dune molerat

Bathyergus suillus

Cape grey mongoose

Herpestes pulverulentus

Cape hairy bat

Myotis tricolor

Cape horseshoe bat

Rhinolophus capensis

Cape molerat

Georychus capensis

Cape mouse

Praomys verreauxi

Cape porcupine

Hystrix africaeaustralis

Cape wild cat

Felis lybica

Caracal

Felis caracal

Chestnut climbing mouse

Dendromus mesomelas

Clawless otter

Aonyx capensis

Common molerat

Cryptomys hottentotus

Duthie's golden mole

Chlorotalpa duthiae

Forest mouse

Thamnomys dolichurus

Forest shrew

Mysorex variatus

Geoffroy’s horseshoe bat

Rhinolophus clivosus

Grey rhebuck

Pelea capreolus

Grysbok

Raphicerus melanotis

Honey badger

Mellivora capensis

Hottentot golden mole

Amblysomus tottentotus

Klipspringer

Oreotragus oreotragus

Knysna golden mole

Amblysomus iris

Kuhl’s bat

Pipistrellus kuhlii

Large grey mongoose

Herpestes ichneumon

Large-spotted genet

Genetta tigrina

Leopard

Panthera paradus

Long-eared bat

Nycteris thebaica

Long-tailed housebat

Eptesicus hottentotus

Red musk shrew

Crocidura flavescens

Rock dassie

Procavia capensis

Scrub hare

Lepus saxatilis

Serval

Felis serval

Striped polecat

Ictonyx striatus

Vervet monkey

Cercopithecus pygerythrus

Vlei rat

Otomys irroratus

Water mongoose

Atilax paludinosus

Wooly bat

Kerivoula lanosa


Tsitsikamma Section

Common Name Scientific Name

African weasel

Poecilogale albinucha

African wild cat

Felis lybica

Blainville's beaked whale

Mesoplodon densirostris

Bottle nose dolphin

Tursiops truncatus

Brant's climbing mouse

Dendromus mesomelas

Brown rat

Rattus norvegicus

Bryde's whale

Balaeoptera edeni

Cape clawless otter

Aonyx capensis

Cape dune molerat

Bathyergus suillus

Cape horseshoe bat

Rhinolophus capensis

Cape molerat

Georychus capensis

Cape porcupine

Hystrix africaeaustralis

Cape spiny mouse

Acomys subspinosus

Caracal

Felis caracal

Chacma baboon

Papio ursinus

Common dolphin

Delphinus delphis

Common molerat

Cryptomys hottentotus

Dark-footed forest shrew

Myosorex cafer

Dwarf sperm whale

Kogia simus

Egyptian fruit bat

Rousettus aegyptiacus

Euphrosyne dolphin

Stenella coeruleoalba

Forest shrew

Myosorex varius

Greater musk shrew

Crocidura flavescens

Hector's beaked whale

Mesoplodon hectori

Honey badger

Mellivora capensis

House rat

Rattus rattus

Humpback dolphin

Sousa plumbea

Humpbacked whale

Megaptera novaeangliae

Killer whale

Orcinus orca

Large-spotted genet

Genetta tigrina

Leopard

Panthera pardus

Multimammate rat

Mastomys natalensis

Pygmy mouse

Mus minutoides

Pygmy sperm whale

Kogia breviceps

Risso dolphin

Grampus griseus

Schreibers'long fingered bat

Miniopterus schreibersii

Scrub hare?

Lepus saxatilis

Small grey mongoose

Galerella pulverulenta

Small-spotted genet?

Genetta genetta

Southern right whale

Balaena glacialis

Striped mouse

Rhabdomys pumilio

Striped polecat

Ictonyx striatus

Verreaux's mouse

Myomyscus verreauxi

Vervet monkey

Cercopithecus pygerythrus

Vlei rat

Otomys irroratus

Woodland dormouse

Grahiurus murinus

Woodland mouse

Grammomys dolichirus

Zulu golden mole

Amblysomus iris


Wilderness Section

Common Name Scientific Name

Black rat

Rattus rattus

Bushbuck

Tragelaphus scriptus

Bushpig

Potamochoerus porcus

Cape dune molerat

Bathyergus suillus

Cape fur seal

Arctocephalus pusillus

Cape grey mongoose

Herpestes pulverulentus

Cape horseshoe bat

Rhinolophus capensis

Cape porcupine

Hystrix africaeaustralis

Cape serotine

Eptesicus capensis

Caracal

Felis caracal

Chestnut climbing mouse

Dendromus mesomelas

Clawless otter

Aonyx capensis

Common molerat

Cryptomys hottentotus

Duthie's golden mole

Chlorotalpa duthiae

Dwarf shrew

Suncus etruscus

Forest shrew

Mysorex variatus

Grysbok

Raphicerus melanotis

Honey badger

Mellivora capensis

Large grey mongoose

Herpestes ichneumon

Large-spotted genet

Genetta tigrina

Leopard

Panthera paradus

Pygmy mouse

Mus minutoides

Red musk shrew

Crocidura flavescens

Rock dassie

Procavia capensis

Scrub hare

Lepus saxatilis

Southern elephant seal

Mirounga leonina

Striped mouse

Rhabdomys pumilio

Striped polecat

Ictonyx striatus

Sub-Antarctic fur seal

Arctocephalus tropicalis

Vervet monkey

Cercopithecus pygerythrus

Vlei rat

Otomys irroratus

Water mongoose

Atilax paludinosus

White-naped weasel

Poecilogale albinucha


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