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When the lilies appear, so does the red-spotted lily weevil

Lily weevil
The black weevil with the 2 mm spots in bright red or orange climbs up the stem of a Sandhof lily (Crinum paludosum) without...

The one that digs with its teeth

Damara mole rat
After rainfall, when the land is wet, they start digging. The soil is loosened with the teeth and pushed backwards with the front legs....

Not a scorpion and no real spider

Spider
At the first glance they look scary. Because they represent two animal species that many people are unnecessarily afraid of and loathe: spiders and...

Rain makes Etosha come alive and bloom

Etosha Rain
Like the rest of Namibia, Etosha National Park starts to blossom again when the long-awaited rains finally arrive after several years of drought. Nature...

Crustose, foliose and fruticose lichens of the Namib Desert

Lichen
A single head-sized rock is like a colourful miniature garden. Measuring just a few millimetres, the fragile orange-red fingers of the Namib Sun (Caloplaca...

The Western Marbled Emperor

Emperor Moths
After the first good rains from December to February they suddenly appear – in their hundreds. They are seen especially in places where strong...

The only rider to complete all 15 Desert Dash races

Desert Dash
Initially there were no solo races in the Desert Dash. The 350 kilometre mountain bike race from Windhoek across the Khomas Hochland and the...

Rhino custodians named Conservationists of the Year

Rhino
Namibia’s Black Rhino Custodianship programme was launched 25 years ago to increase the number of black rhinos by ensuring better protection against diseases, natural...

Caution – Animals on the road

Animals
Animals are unable to judge the speed of an approaching vehicle and often take flight too late – with fatal consequences. And they do...

Khaudum: In the stranglehold of drought

Khaudum Game Count
No water for the animals, a lack of fuel for pumps and vehicles, a lack of finances, a lack of staff and difficult terrain...

Off the beaten track

The one that digs with its teeth

After rainfall, when the land is wet, they start digging. The soil is loosened with the teeth and pushed backwards with the front legs....

Rain makes Etosha come alive and bloom

Like the rest of Namibia, Etosha National Park starts to blossom again when the long-awaited rains finally arrive after several years of drought. Nature...