More than 150 years ago, the semi-arid Karoo was a land of cheetahs. They followed the great herds of springbok and wildebeest. Then they were shot out by hunters. But here is the start of something new.
The elegant blue crane has some odd habits. It likes to dance, for a start, leaping and posing and often tossing strands of grass into the air. And then it has this thing for woolly beasts of the veld.
A rabbit in a reverie, you might think, when you come across a lone scrub hare gazing at the rising moon before a night’s activities. More than any other nocturnal beast, it seems to prepare for the night by meditating.