Get to know more about the treasures of the African Wilderness- The Big Five
The Lion Also referred to as the king in the jungle, it’s the biggest meat-eating animal in Africa eating as much as 5kg of meat daily. It is also a good hunter but, very lazy since it is, often leaves the work for its fellow lionesses.
The Rhino, Though these are the second biggest living terrestrial mammal right after the elephant, which has a weight close to three tons, it can still run up to 50km/hour. The rhino is also the prey of numerous poachers because the value of its horn.
The buffalo reside in herds, which often always will include a dominant male. They also eat, generally, 700 kg of grass or leaves and love wallowing in mud because it assists them against ticks. Fortunately the big five are South Africa’s most brave animals that will never run from an opponent.
The elephant is Africa’s most impressive animal having a weigh up to 5.5 tons. Despite its great ears, it surprisingly communicates using ground vibrations. This animal can also be at risk of extinction because of the ivory traffic, with only about 500 000 African bush elephants left.
The leopard can be quite a solitary animal except within the breeding season, which may last for about 15 days. Exclusively carnivore, they have in the habit of hanging its preys in trees in order for them to avoid other carnivores such as lions and hyenas. Considered as a sly figure in African tribes, it sometimes can be difficult to spot.
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