The bright blue head of the male Southern Rock Agama is a familiar sight on the rocky outcrops scattered across Africa. They are even more visible during mating season with the females a grey-brown colour. As they love to live in rocky areas, the rock agama is quick to disappear should danger lurk. Danger usually comes in the form of various snakes, eagles, and other reptiles.
There are two breeding seasons for the species, with eggs laid in spring and again in late summer. After two to three months in a shallow hole in the soil, anything from seven to 18 eggs hatch. These little ones then grow up to 20 centimetres in length, including the tail.
The Southern Rock Agama is thriving with a stable population and enough mature individuals to classify it as ‘Least Concern’.
Kruger National Park lies in northeastern South Africa and is one of Africa’s largest game reserves with a high density of wildlife.
Hwange National Park is located in west Zimbabwe boasts grasslands and mopane woods that are home to a wide variety of reptiles and amphibians.
Etosha National Park is home to 114 large and small mammal species, more than 400 bird species, scores of reptiles, and even fish species.
Moremi Game Reserve is located on the eastern side of the Okavango Delta in Botswana and borders the Chobe National Park.
Amboseli National Park lies at base of Africa’s highest mountain, the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro and is home to diverse wildlife.