The big five animals of Africa are Cape Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion, & Rhinoceros
These five types of animals were named ‘the big five’ by hunters from African’s colonial era, as they were considered the most difficult and dangerous African beasts to kill whilst hunting on foot. These days, of course, any shooting of the big five tends to be more about choosing the right lens! Read on below for a more in-depth look at each of the big 5 animals:
Have you seen the big five and are now looking for the next wildlife challenge? For safari aficionados up for ticking all the ‘I’ve seen’ boxes, have you heard about the ‘little five’ African animals, the ‘ugly five’ African animals, or the ‘shy five’ African animals?