Bushpig in the Little Karoo

Bushpig in the Little Karoo and Aardvark Nature Reserve – February 2016

We were all quite sad when one of the Plains Zebras that was introduced on Aardvark Nature Reserve died in February 2016. It was however a good opportunity to set a trails camera to see who comes to visit the carcass.

When we collected the camera, we could not believe who visited! First confirmed record of Bushpig on the reserve! They were most likely attracted by the smell of the carcass and can clearly be seen feeding on the maggots.

Bushpig – not quite what you expect in the middle of the Little Karoo!