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  Chrysochloridae Golden Moles  
       
  Duthie's Golden Mole Chlorotalpa duthieae  
  Sclater's Golden Mole Chlorotalpa sclateri  
Cape Golden Mole Cryptochloris asiatica  
       
     
       
  Van Zyl's Golden Mole Cryptochloris zyli  
  Grant's Golden Mole Eremitalpa granti  
  Fynbos Golden Mole Amblysomus corriae  
  Hottentot Golden Mole Amblysomus hottentotus  
       
  Macroscelididae Elephant Shrews  
       
Round-eared Elephant Shrew Macroscelides proboscideus  
       
     
       
Cape Rock Elephant Shrew Elephantulus edwardii  
       
     
       
  Smith's Rock Elephant Shrew Elephantulus rupestris  
       
  Orycteropodidae Aardvark  
       
Aardvark Orycteropus afer  
       
     
       
  Procaviidae Hyraxes  
       
Rock Hyrax Procavia capensis  
       
     
       
  Elephantidae Elephants  
       
African Elephant Loxodonta africana introduced
       
     
       
  Cercopithecidae Old World Monkeys  
       
Vervet Monkey Chlorocebus pygerythrus  
       
     
       
Chacma Baboon Papio ursinus  
       
     
       
  Sciuridae Squirrels  
       
Eastern Grey Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis introduced
       
     
       
South African Ground Squirrel Xerus inauris
       
     
       
  Gliridae Dormice  
       
  Spectacled Dormouse Graphiurus ocularis  
  Woodland Dormouse Graphiurus murinus  
       
  Nesomyidae African and Malagasy mice  
       
Southern African Pouched Mouse Saccostomus campestris  
       
     
       
Grey African Climbing Mouse Dendromus melanotis  
  Brant's African Climbing Mouse Dendromus mesomelas  
  Chestnut African Climbing Mouse Dendromus mystacalis  
  Large-eared African Desert Mouse Malacothrix typica  
  Kreb's African Fat Mouse Steatomys krebsii  
  African White-tailed Rat Mystromys albicaudatus  
       
  Muridae Rats and Mice  
       
  Cape Spiny Mouse Acomys subspinosus  
  Cape Short-tailed Gerbil Desmodillus auricularis  
  Cape Gerbil Tatera afra  
Pygmy Hairy-footed Gerbil Gerbillurus paeba  
       
     
       
  Woodland Mouse Grammomys dolichurus  
  Water Rat Dasymus incomtus  
  Red Veld Rat Micaelamys chrysophilus  
  Grant's Rock Mouse Micaelamys granti  
Namaqua Rock Mouse Micaelamys namaquensis  
       
     
       
  Multimammate Mouse Mastomys coucha  
  Natal Multimammate Mouse Mastomys natalensis  
Southern African Pygmy Mouse Mus minutoides  
       
     
       
House Mouse Mus muscullus  
       
     
       
  Verreaux's White-footed Rat Myomyscus verreauxii  
Brown Rat Rattus norvegicus  
House Rat Rattus rattus  
  Barbour's Rock Mouse Petromyscus barbouri  
  Pygmy Rock Mouse Petromyscus collinus  
Striped Mouse Rhabdomys pumilio  
       
     
       
Bush Karoo Rat Myotomys unisulcatus  
       
     
       
Southern African Vlei Rat Otomys irroratus  
       
     
       
  Laminate Vlei Rat Otomys laminatus  
  Saunder's Vlei Rat Otomys saundersiae  
Brant's Whistling Rat Parotomys brantsii  
       
     
       
  Littledale's Whistling Rat Parotomys littledalei  
       
  Pedetidae Spring Hares  
       
South African Spring Hare Pedetes capensis  
       
  Bathyergidae Blesmoles and Mole-rats  
       
  Namaqua Dune Molerat Bathyergus janetta  
  Cape Dune Molerat Bathyergus suillus  
  Damaraland Molerat Cryptomys damarensis  
  Common Molerat Cryptomys hottentotus  
  Cape Molerat Georychus capensis  
       
  Hystricidae Old World Porcupines  
       
Cape Porcupine Hystrix africaeaustralis  
       
     
       
  Leporidae Hares and Rabbits  
       
Riverine Rabbit Bunolagus monticularis  
       
     
       
Cape Hare Lepus capensis  
       
     
       
Scrub Hare Lepus saxatilis  
       
     
       
  European Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus introduced
  Smith's Red Rock Rabbit Pronolagus rupestris
Hewitt's Red Rock Rabbit Pronolagus saundersiae  
       
     
       
  Soricidae Shrews  
       
Reddish-grey Musk Shrew Crocidura cyanea  
       
     
       
  Greater Red Musk Shrew Crocidura flavescens  
  Tiny Musk Shrew Crocidura fuscomurina  
  Lesser Grey-brown Musk Shrew Crocidura silacea  
  Least Dwarf Shrew Suncus infinitesimus  
Lesser Dwarf Shrew Suncus varilla  
       
     
       
  Long-tailed Forest Shrew Myosorex longicaudatus  
  Forest Shrew Myosorex varius  
       
  Pteropodidae Old World Fruit Bats  
       
  Wahlberg's Epauletted Fruit Bat Epomophorus wahlbergi  
  Egyptian Fruit Bat Rousettus aegyptiacus  
       
  Rhinolophidae Horseshoe Bats  
       
Cape Horseshoe Bat Rhinolophus capensis  
       
     
       
Geoffroy's Horseshoe Bat Rhinolophus clivosus  
       
     
       
  Emballonuridae Sheath-tailed and Tomb Bats  
       
Mauritian Tomb Bat Taphozous mauritianus rare visitor
       
     
       
  Nycteridae Slit-faced Bats  
       
Egyptian Slitfaced Bat Nycteris thebaica  
       
     
       
  Molossidae Free-tailed Bats  
       
  Roberts's Flat-headed Bat Sauromys petrophilus  
Egyptian Free-tailed Bat Tadarida aegyptiaca  
       
     
       
  Vespertilionidae Evening and Vesper Bats  
       
  Long-tailed Serotine Bat Eptesicus hottentotus  
  Lesser Woolly Bat Kerivoula lanosa  
  De Winton's Long-eared Bat Laephotis wintoni  
Cape Serotine Bat Neoromicia capensis  
       
     
       
  Lesueur's Wing-gland Bat Cistugo lesueuri  
  Temminck's Hairy Bat Myotis tricolor  
  Lesser Long-fingered Bat Miniopterus fraterculus  
Natal Long-fingered Bat Miniopterus natalensis  
       
     
       
  Felidae Cats  
       
Black-footed Cat Felis nigripes  
  African Wild Cat Felis silvestris  
       
     
       
Caracal Felis caracal  
       
     
       
Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus introduced
       
     
       
Lion Panthera leo introduced
       
     
       
  Leopard Panthera pardus  
       
  Viverridae Civets and Genets  
       
Small-spotted Genet Genetta genetta  
  Large-spotted Genet Genetta tigrina  
       
  Herpestidae Mongooses  
       
  Water Mongoose Atilax paludinosus  
Yellow Mongoose Cynictis penicillata  
       
     
       
Cape Grey Mongoose Galerella pulverulenta  
       
     
       
Egyptian Mongoose Herpestes ichneumon  
       
     
       
Suricate Suricata suricatta  
       
     
       
  Hyaenidae Aardwolf and Hyenas  
       
Brown Hyena Parahyaena brunnea  
       
     
       
Aardwolf Proteles cristatus  
       
     
       
  Canidae Dogs and Allies  
       
Black-backed Jackal Canis mesomelas  
       
     
       
Bat-eared Fox Otocyon megalotis  
       
     
       
Cape Fox Vulpes chama  
       
     
       
  Otariidae Fur Seals and Sea Lions  
       
  Antarctic Fur Seal Arctocephalus gazella vagrant
Cape Fur Seal Arctocephalus pusillus  
       
     
       
Subantarctic Fur Seal Arctocephalus tropicalis vagrant
       
     
       
  Phocidae True Seals  
       
  Leopard Seal Hydrurga leptonyx vagrant
  Crabeater Seal Lobodon carcinophagus vagrant
Southern Elephant Seal Mirounga leonina vagrant
       
     
       
  Mustelidae Badgers, Otters and Allies  
       
Cape Clawless Otter Aonyx capensis  
       
     
       
Striped Polecat Ictonyx striatus  
  Honey Badger Mellivora capensis  
  African Striped Weasel Poecilogale albinucha  
       
  Equidae Horses and Zebras  
       
Burchell's Zebra Equus burchelli introduced
       
     
       
Cape Mountain Zebra Equus zebra  
       
     
       
  Rhinocerotidae Rhinocerous  
       
  Black Rhinoceros Diceros bicornis introduced
White Rhinoceros Ceratotherium simum introduced
       
     
       
  Suidae Pigs  
       
  Bushpig Potamochoerus larvatus
       
  Hippopotamidae Hippopotamuses  
       
Common Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius introduced
       
     
       
  Cervidae Deer  
       
  Fallow Deer Dama dama introduced
       
  Giraffidae Giraffes  
       
Southern Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis introduced
       
     
       
  Bovidae Antelopes and Allies  
       
Red Haartebeest Alcelaphus caama introduced
       
     
       
Black Wildebeest Connochaetes gnou introduced
       
     
       
Blue Wildebeest Connochaetes taurinus introduced
       
     
       
Bontebok Damaliscus dorcas  
       
     
       
Springbok Antidorcas marsupialis introduced
       
     
       
Klipspringer Oreotragus oreotragus  
       
     
       
Steenbok Raphicerus campestris  
       
     
       
Cape Grysbok Raphicerus melanotis  
       
     
       
  Blue Duiker Philantomba monticola  
African Buffalo Syncerus caffer introduced
       
     
       
Common Eland Taurotragus oryx introduced
       
     
       
Bushbuck Tragelaphus scriptus  
       
     
       
Greater Kudu Tragelaphus strepsiceros  
       
     
       
Common Duiker Sylvicapra grimmia  
       
     
       
Gemsbok Oryx gazella introduced
       
     
       
Grey Rhebok Pelea capreolus  
       
     
       
Mountain Reedbuck Redunca fulvorufula  
       
     
       
  Balaenidae Right Whales  
       
Southern Right Whale Balaena glacialis  
       
     
       
  Balaenopteridae Rorqual Whales  
       
  Dwarf Minke Whale Balaenoptera acutorostrata scarce visitor
  Antarctic Minke Whale Balaenoptera bonaerensis scarce visitor
  Sei Whale Balaenoptera borealis scarce visitor
Bryde's Whale Balaenoptera edeni  
       
     
       
  Fin Whale Balaenoptera physalus scarce visitor
  Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus rare visitor
Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae  
       
     
       
  Neobalaenidae Pygmy Right Whale  
       
  Pygmy Right Whale Caperea marginata rare visitor
       
  Delphinidae Dolphins  
       
Heaviside's Dolphin Cephalorhynchus heavisidii  
       
     
       
Long-beaked Common Dolphin Delphinus capensis  
       
     
       
  Short-beaked Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis rare visitor
  Short-finned Pilot Whale Globicephala macrorhynchus rare visitor
Long-finned Pilot Whale Globicephala melaena  
       
     
       
  Risso's Dolphin Grampus griseus scarce visitor
Dusky Dolphin Lagenorhynchus obscurus  
       
     
       
Killer Whale Orcinus orca scarce visitor
       
     
       
  False Killer Whale Pseudorca crassidens scarce visitor
  Pygmy Killer Whale Feresa attenuata rare visitor
  Melon-headed Whale Peponocephala electra rare visitor
Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin Sousa chinensis rare visitor
       
     
       
  Striped Dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba rare visitor
  Spotted Dolphin Stenella attenuata rare visitor
  Spinner Dolphin Stenella longirostris rare visitor
  Indian Ocean Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops aduncus
Atlantic Ocean Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus  
       
     
       
  Phocoenidae Sperm Whales  
       
  Pygmy Sperm Whale Kogia breviceps rare visitor
  Dwarf Sperm Whale Kogia simus rare visitor
Sperm Whale Physeter macrocephalus  
       
     
       
  Ziphiidae Beaked Whales  
       
  Arnoux's Beaked Whale Berardius arnuxii rare visitor
  Southern Bottlenose Whale Hyperoodon planifrons rare visitor
  Cuvier's Beaked Whale Ziphius cavirostris rare visitor
  Blainville's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon densirostris rare visitor
  Gray's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon grayi rare visitor
  Hector's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon hectori rare visitor
  Layard's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon layardii rare visitor
  True's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon mirus rare visitor