Africa’s Big Five

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.

Big Five

Big Five

The Big Five are:

  1. African Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer)
  2. African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
  3. Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) or White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)
  4. Leopard (Panthera pardus)
  5. Lion (Panthera leo)

 

African Cape Buffalo

African Cape Buffalo

African Elephant

African Elephant

White Rhinoceros

White Rhinoceros

African Leopard

African Leopard

Lion

Lion

Big Five

Big Five

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMIL AR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

 

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