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Big Five Animals

Africa's Big Five animals refer to the elephant, lion, buffalo, rhinoceros and leopard and were so named as they were the most difficult animals to hunt by foot and the term was later adopted by those running safaris across Africa.

Due to prolific hunting both lions and bush elephants in Africa are now classified as endangered species. the leopard and white rhino 'near threatened' whilst any hunting of the black rhino is forbidden under international agreement as it is near distinction.

Of all the Big Five Africa animals only the buffalo exists in sufficient numbers to be currently considered not threatened and is thus game for hunting.

 

Big Five Animals

Although many of the Big Five animals can be found across Africa, all five of them together can only be located in the sub-Saharan countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. For more information, pictures and videos about Africa' Big Five animals see below.



 
 

 

Big Five Animals

Big Five Animals

Big Five Animals

Big Five Animals

Big Five Animals

 


Elephants

African Elephant

More about the African bush elephant and the smaller forest elephant.
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Lions

African Lion

More about the African lion whose population now stands at just 21,000.
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Buffaloes

African Buffalo

More about the African buffalo which kills over 200 people every year.
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Rhinos

African Rhino

More about the Africa Rhino with the Black Rhino now close to extinction.
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Leopards

African Leopard

More about the African leopard whose future is threatened by habitat loss.
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Big Five Animals

Big Five Animals

A complete list of Africa's Big Five animals together with information, videos and photos about each of the Big Five animals

 

 
 


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