The area also has a rich diversity of animals. Although often hunted for food, many animal species. The most visible of these animals in the area is Procavia capensis or Pela in local language. It is one of those few animals living in the area that remain very elusive, even to the most dexterous hunters. This animal is known for its keen eyesight that helps it to locate its predators from afar and escape from them. It also dwells in burrows and crevices in the rocks that make it very difficult for most predators including humans as the primary enemy in this area, to catch them. A list of other animals and birds believed to exist in the area by the inhabitants is given in Table 2.

2: A list of animals believed to exist at Ka Thabeng

Sesotho classification

Scientific classification

1.     Hlakahlothoana

Pycnonotus nigricans

2.     Seotsanyana

Falco amurensis

3.     Bohloa

Any from the family Formicidae in the order Hymenoptera

4.     Ntsu-Kobokobo

Gypaetus barbatus

5.     Notshi

Any from Apoidea family

6.     Kokolofitoe

Nycticorax nycticorax

7.     Tšoere

Crithagra atrogularis

8.     Tlatlaoe

Eupodotis caerulescens

9.     Tšase

Anthus vaalensis

10.  Serurubele

Any from the order Lepidoptera within the class Insecta

11.  ’Maborokoane

Emberiza capensis

12.  Lekhoaba

Corvus capensis

13.  Leebana-Khoroana

Streptopelia capicola

14.  Lenong

Gyps coprotheres

15.  Motjoli

Motacilla capensis

16.  Katse

Felis catus

17.  Lempetje

Chamaeleo vulgaris

18.  Lephela

Periplaneta orientalis

19.  Tšemeli

Lanius collaris

20.  Koekoe / Sekoenqe

Coturnix coturnix

21.  Leholi

Sturnus vulgaris

22.  Lehaqasi

Apus apus

23.  Lekgala

Any from the order Decapoda, subphylum Crustacea, phylum Arthropoda

24.  Lekgwaba

Any from family Corvidae

25.  Hlakahlotoana

Pycnonotus tricolor

26.  Motintinyane

Cisticola aridulus

27.  Ntsu


28.  Phakoe

Falco subbuteo

29.  Ntsintsi

Musca domestica