What are Africa’s ‘Big Five’ animals?
Africa’s Big Five animals were originally the five animals that big-game hunters believed were the most difficult to hunt on foot. Nowadays, the five animals are the animals that tourists want to see and photograph. They are all land mammals.
The Big Five are:
- African Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer)
- African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
- Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) or White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)
- Leopard (Panthera pardus)
- Lion (Panthera leo)
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMIL AR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM