Matobo is the domain of the impressive Black Eagle and
is their chosen breeding ground. These powerful birds have
no trouble targeting their main diet of rock
hyrax (rather like a very large guinea pig but genetically
closely related to the elephant)!
These comical little creatures scuttle around the rocks
in large numbers and there are plenty of small buck including
This is perfect leopard country and although many live
here, they are seldom seen. You should however, be able
to see giraffe, zebra,
jackal, and perhaps
civet and genet.
Ancient rock paintings showed that rhino used to live in
this area, so the Whovi rhino
sanctuary, adjacent to the park, reintroduced them and both
black and white rhino are
doing very well.
Birds to watch out for are a whole host of eagles, hawks,
falcons and other raptors, plus colourful purple-crested
louries who prefer the cover of dense foliage.