brukkaros Pygmy Rock Mouse
wildlife of Namibia
Introduction: The Brukkaros pygmy rock mouse (Petromyscus monticularis) is a species of rodent found only in Namibia in a natural habitat of subtropical or tropical dry shrub land. It is so named because the original specimen was taken from Brukkaros Mountain. They are a very small species with a tail shorter than the head and body. A Brukkaros pygmy rock mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or even a mischief'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'.
Diet: Not known.
Colouring: The upper parts are brownish-buff, the under parts grey. The bases of the hairs on the upper parts are a slate-grey. The ears are short and dark brown in colour, the hands and feet are white.
Breeding: The young of a Brukkaros pygmy rock mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. Mating habits and gestation periods are unknown.
Size: A total length of around 19cm and a mass of around 20g.
Cabana's and permanently erected tents on the banks of the Orange River. This camp also serves as the starting base for several river rafting & canoeing adventures
An owner run lodge, set in a scenic and mountainous area, just off the main road between Keetmanshoop & Grunau. Comfortable well equipped rooms are complimented by game drives (including night drives) on the large farm
Nestled in the great valley of the Karas region and situated on the banks of the Orange River, about 50km from the South African / Namibia border post
The Orange River Lodge is situated near Noordoewer on the border between South Africa and Namibia
A small lodge set on the third biggest game reserve in Namibia. Expect tranquility and a very personalised service in a remote environment
Not quite Washington DC! This remote accommodation is basic but extremely popular with those looking for good honest accommodation.