Greeting Card: uNwabu, the Hidden Observer
The well equipped stealthy chameleon is able to change its colour to blend into it’s surroundings, its two eyes can move independently of each other compensating for it’s weak hearing.
Original Artists: Philisiwe Simelane
Greeting Card: The Wise Tortoise
The tortoise carries its bony outer shell with it retracting its limbs and head into the shell at the slightest possibility of danger, the geometric construction of the shell allowing it to withstand much damage.
Original Artist: Thandiwe Mathenjwa
Greeting Card: The Slow Snail
Snails are some of the world’s slowest moving animals and in most human cultures are used as metaphors for slowness or inefficiency, land-snails secrete a mucus to help lubricate their crawling movement leaving a sticky trail behind.
Original Artist: Thabsile Masango
Greeting Card: The Forest Mime
Monkeys and Baboons groom each others’ pelts so as to increase their social bonds and maintain good hygiene.
Original Artist: Jabu Masuku
Greeting Card: Inkalankala
The peculiar side-ways walk of some crabs is due to them finding it more efficient and quicker to move this way, leading to the common expression “crab-walking.”
Original Artist: Jabu Gumede
Greeting Card: Running for Dear Life
In Zulu folklore, the rabbit is often portrayed as a trickster who outwits stronger enemies. Here it would seem the rabbit’s luck is running out.
Original Artist: Khanyisile Gumbi