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What Are Africa's Big Five Animals

What Are Africa's Big Five Animals

Big Five Animals

The term Big Five in refers to Africa's most popular sightseeing wildlife animals; buffalos, elephants, rhinos, lions, and leopards.






Meet Africa's Big Five, Lion, Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Leopard, and Rhinoceros. Countries where all the members of the big five can be found include Angola, Botswana, Zambia, Uganda, Namibia, Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Malawi.


What Are Africa's Big Five Animals


Big Five Animals

Africa is the only place in the world to see the Big Five Animals, the African lion is classified as vulnerable, the African leopard is classified as near threatened, the black rhinoceros is classified as critically endangered, the African buffalo or Cape buffalo population is declining rapidly.



African or Cape Buffalo
Elephants have a nimble trunk composed of 100,000 muscles
Today very few rhinos survive outside national parks and reserves.
Young cubs display a pattern of brown spots and rosettes that is similar to the patterning on the coat of leopard, and may be useful as camouflage.
Leopards are primarily nocturnal ground dwelling animals


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African or Cape Buffalos are known to have exceptional memory and strength.

Elephants have a nimble trunk composed of 100,000 muscles with two finger like features on the end of their trunk that they use to grab small items. The African elephant is the largest animal walking on Earth; it eats roots, grasses, fruits, and bark of trees, up to 300 pounds in a single day.

Today very few rhinos survive outside national parks and reserves.

Young cubs display a pattern of brown spots and rosettes that is similar to the patterning on the coat of leopard, and may be useful as camouflage.

Leopards are primarily nocturnal ground dwelling animals climbing trees to escape from danger and to store their kills safely out of the reach of other predators.

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