The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park has only 8 antelope species, but 19 carnivores, including the famous black-maned lion. These lions have adapted to the extreme conditions, and kill a far higher proportion of small game than lions in other parts of Africa.
They walk an average of 12km per night in search of food. The Kgalagadi has about 300 bird species of which only 82 are resident. Raptors are common, and highly visible in the arid vegetation.