Hippopotami are found on the coast, and alligators are common in the rivers and lagoons of the low country.
Hippopotami are still found in the Umgeni river and crocodiles in several of the coast streams. Leopards and panthers are found in thickly wooded kloofs.
Hippopotami and crocodiles abound in the rivers, which are well stocked with many kinds of fish, including varieties resembling perch and bream; and otters make their home in the river banks.
The usual figures are goats sand hippopotami; always having the body covered with cross lines to express the connection of the outlines (Plate I.
Hippopotami are found in the upper part of the river, and crocodiles abound in the creeks.
Ostriches are found in the open plains; the rivers swarm with crocodiles, but hippopotami are rare.
Crocodiles and two kinds of hippopotami, the ordinary and a pygmy variety, are found in the rivers.