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Predators in Etosha All of the larger felines are found in Etosha, with good numbers of lion, leopard, cheetah and caracal.

The lion tend to prey mainly upon zebra and wildebeest, whilst the cheetah rely largely upon springbok.

The seldom-seen leopard, guesthouses edinburgh guesthouses edinburgh take a varied diet, including antelope and small mammals, whilst the equally elusive caracal go for similar but smaller prey.

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Also found in the park are both spotted and brown hyenas, together with silver jackal tamworth guesthouses (farnham guesthouses or cape fox), and the more common black-backed jackal many of which can be seen in the late evening, skulking galway guesthouses around the camps in search of scraps of food. Birds of Etosha Some 340 species guesthouses edinburgh of birds have been recorded guesthouses india in Etosha, including guesthouses bed and breakfast many biarritz guesthouses uncommon members of the hawk and vulture families.

Amongst the birds of prey, bateleur, martial, tawny and Wahlbergs eagles are fairly common, as are black-breasted and brown snake eagles.

Pale chanting goshawks are more often seen than the similar Gabar or the smaller little banded goshawk.

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History of Etosha National Park The early European explorers and traders discovered the Etosha area in the 1850s when Charles Andersson and Francis Galton visited it. Relentless hunting of the areas game ensued until 1907 when Dr von Lindequist, then the governor of German guesthouses edinburgh South West Africa proclaimed three reserves to protect the land and seasonal migrations. These boundaries held until the newcastle guesthouses 1960s when Etosha National Park was shrunk to its present size.