Rare pangolin spotted at MaratabaJune 29th, 2011 by Andrew Moth | Categories: environmental, industry, tourism
Sitings of pangolins are rare, so guests at the Marataba Safari Company, a luxury safari lodge in Limpopo, were justifiably excited when they encountered one during a sundowner game drive.
Although they are widely spread throughout South Africa, pangolins are solitary and mainly nocturnal. Sightings are so rare that the Shangaan people believe that if you see one, you can retire.
Pangolins are currently listed in the Red Data Book of Endangered Species as vulnerable.
Operated by Hunter Hotels, and a member of Relais & Chateaux, Marataba has the Big Five on its 23 000 hectares