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Patrick Grealy


Patrick was born and raised in Johannesburg and from a young age dreamt about living in the bush. He grew up going on family holidays to Madikwe in the North West where his passion grew. After high school Patrick went to the Eastern ...

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Great idea for a series Patrick. The Aardvark certainly is one of the holy grails in animal sightings and trying to search for one after dark is not easy. I was fortunate enough to see and spend a few minutes with one in the Kalahari last month. It was drinking at a reservoir and then walked up to our vehicle, and continued to roam around the area for a few minutes before disappearing into the bushes. It was certainly the crowning glory after spending the earlier part of the evening following a pangolin, finding her after trampling through waist high grasses. Patience and luck….. a large part of any safari.

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I would love to see a Aardvark on my next trip! The pups are so darn cute.

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Great article, I think there are some species that a sighting is a real joy , Bat Eared Fox, Striped Hyena , Aardvark , Pangolin, Serval, Wild Cat and of course Caracal .
I look forward to the others in this series

A good idea, Patrick, to tell us something about the nocturnal animals.
If one is very lucky, one can see them occasionally. but because of the dark, it is quite tricky to get a good view of them.

I’m now experiencing an inner conflict: would I rather seen an aardvark or a pangolin? (As if I could choose… 😉).

Patrick these aardvark are quite funny looking animals with their long noses and big ears. Very elusive animal so one would be lucky to see this aardvark a night.

I’ll be one of those guests looking for an aardvark next month! Even a glimpse will suffice! Fingers crossed!

Thanks for explaining why we have never seen an Aarvark on any of our multiple visits to Londolozi!!!

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