The ugly five animals of Africa are hyena, wildebeest, vulture, warthog and the marabou stork
If you’ve been on safari you’ll probably be aware of ‘the big five’ of buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino. You may also be aware of the little five, or small five animals – rhinoceros beetle, buffalo weaver, elephant shrew, leopard tortoise, and the antlion. However… did you know that there’s also a group of animals that have been unfortunatley christened ‘the ugly five’? Sad but true, the ugly five are made up of hyena, wildebeest, vulture, warthog and the marabou stork. Each are beautiful in their own way, and all are relatively common throughout southern and eastern Africa – so make sure you keep an eye open for them when you’re next on safari.