Wildlife

Aardvark

The wonderful name of this interesting animal is actually derived from the Afrikaans word.

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African fish eagle

With its beautiful plumage and recognisable cry, the African Fish Eagle is one of the most distinct birds of prey.

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African Grey Hornbill

The African Grey Hornbill is a widespread and common resident breeder in much of sub-Saharan Africa. It is part of the much larger group of Hornbills who live across Africa and Asia

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African Honey Badger

Honey Badgers are burrowing, skunk-like creatures with a reputation which precedes them!

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African Penguin

Visiting the penguins of Boulders Beach in South Africa is a must-do - these little birds have a big personality.

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Baboon

Baboons are one of Africa's most common primates. They are found right across Africa, from South Africa to Ethiopia.

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Black-Eared Fox

The black-eared fox is also sometimes called the bat-eared fox and is an inhabitant of the African savannah.

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Blue Monkey

This little known primate is found in several parts of Africa but is not actually blue!

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Cape Buffalo

African Buffalo, also known as Cape Buffalo, are large sturdy bovine animals with low curved horns.

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Caracal (African Lynx)

These medium sized wild cats are found over much of Southern Africa.

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Cheetah

Cheetahs are found in Africa and the Middle East, where they tend to hunt in vast expanses of land, such as grasslands and savannahs.

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Chimpanzee

The chimpanzee is an endangered species due to de-forestation.

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Colobus Monkeys

Colobus monkeys are unique-looking monkeys. The most widely known type is the black and white colobus, with its black fur and distinctive white mantel.

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Crocodile

The crocodile is one of the oldest species of animal still in existence on the planet.

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Dik dik

One of the world's smallest antelopes standing at just 30-40 cm.

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Elephant

One of the 'Big Five', elephants are sadly under threat due to increased poaching for their ivory.

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Flamingo

Flamingos can be found around the lagoons and lakes of Eastern Africa especially around Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha in Kenya.

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Giraffe

The African giraffe is an endangered animal and was originally believed to be entirely comprised of one species.

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Hippo

The Hippopotamus is the third largest land-based mammal in the world, after elephants and rhinos.

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Leopard

Leopards are the hardest of the Big Five animals to see on safari, and for many the highlight of their holiday.

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Lion

Lion predominantly lives out on the great plains of Africa and are the dominant predator throughout the continent.

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Marabou Stork

The Marabou Stork is an enormous bird and part of the Stork family.

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Mountain Gorilla

The endangered Mountain Gorilla can be found in the cloud forests of Uganda, Rwanda and the Congo.

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Ostrich

Probably Africa's most recognisable bird, the ostrich is the world's largest bird.

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Rhinoceros

There are only 28,500 rhino remaining in the world with 3 of the 5 species critically endangered.

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Southern Carmine Bee Eater

The Southern Carmine Bee-eater can be found across sub-equatorial Africa.

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Vulture

Despite being one of the least popular birds vultures are actually one of the most fascinating.

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