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For many visitors of Africa seeing the Big-Five is a dream come true.  The only way they believe their trip is complete, when they finally see the  Rhino, Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard and Lion.

The name big five originated from hunters. These Five mammals were considered the five most dangerous creatures to hunt – mainly because they fought back!

Africa’s huge, their names as crafty creatures, with powerful instincts for survival grew and they were characterized as deadly rivals.

They have few natural enemies and are quite dangerous and hard to monitor if injured or cornered.

Below we have a few Astonishing Facts about Africa’s Big Five Animals

Great African Lion Facts

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  • The roar of a lion can be heard 5 miles away!
  • FBoth male and female lions will greet each other by rubbing themselves against each other!

Fascinating Leopard Facts

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  • Leopards are the biggest cat species they will often scale trees. these animals can pull quarry that weighs up to 3 times their own body weight.
  • Leopards arr extremely comfortable in water, they are in fact great swimmers that will occasionally eat fish or crabs!

Fascinating Elephant Facts

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  • Elephants can easily get sunburned and therefore will throw  dust, sand or mud on their backs and heads to keep insects off their skin and to prevent them from getting sunburn.
  • elephants calves are born blind.

Interesting Rhino specie Facts

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  • All types of  rhinos have 3 toes per foot making them “three-toed ungulates” and the black rhinos are bale to run on their toes!
  • Black rhinos are able to pick up small items and open gates, vehicle doors and various objects with their prehensile top lips!

Interesting Buffalo Facts

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  • Buffalo have a history and have been  said to have killed more hunters in Africa than any other wild creature.
  • Buffalos memories are good and are known to ambush hunters that have hurt them in the past.
  • Females buffaloes, the only wild cattle species buffalos that have powerful bonds and if one person is assaulted the casualty will be defended by the entire herd.

Do you have more interesting facts about our great BIG FIVE animals!

 

 

 

 

 

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Lauren Leonard

The author Lauren Leonard