The little five animals of Africa are Ant Lion, Buffalo Weaver, Elephant Shrew, Leopard Tortoise, and Rhinoceros Beetle.
Most people who’ve been on safari will have heard of – or even better seen – Africa’s big five animals of Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion and Rhino. However, did you know Africa also has a group of little five animals? The little five are much harder to see than the big five, making them more of a challenge when wildlife spotting on safari (though they’re still a way off the smallest animals in the world!).
Here are pictures and short overview of each of the little five animals:
Other wildlife ‘fives’
Have you seen the little five animals and are are looking for a new wildlife challenge? For safari aficionados up for ticking all the ‘I’ve seen’ boxes, have you heard about the other groups of 5 animals?