When it comes to Africa, one of the things that it is most reputed for all over the world is the wildlife that exists there. There is no other continent in the world that offers the amount of diversity that can exist in the wildlife than Africa does. Africa presents the opportunity for people to see all that diversity in natural wildlife up close.
The main attractions when it comes to the African wildlife is the big five animals. The lion, the leopard, elephant, buffalo and the rhino are considered to be the greatest wild animals that can be found in the plains of Africa among many, many more.
Africa is home to over 1,100 species of mammals and the species of birds that can be found in Africa go well beyond 2,500. There are a host of different kinds of animals that can be found in the African wildlife.
Among the big cats that live in Africa, you can also find the cheetah. That is the fastest land animal in the world which is capable of travelling at an astounding 70 miles per hour.
The first fastest animal on the planet has adapted to be able to run at such fast speeds because one of its primary sources of food is another one of the fastest animals in the world called the Thomson’s gazelle which is capable of hitting speeds as high as 50 miles per hour.
African elephants are quite the symbolic animal for the continent. They are the largest living land mammals on the planet and can weigh up to 7 tons. They are one of the few species of mammals that have absolutely no natural enemies or predators. Drinking over 150 liters of water in a day, they are one of the most interesting specimens in the animal kingdom. Their unique trunk like nose which they’re able to use as a limb is one of the many reasons why they are so revered.
Africa also happens to have the largest species of frogs. Particularly found in Cameroon, the Goliath frog really lives up to its name. They have been known to grow as big as one foot from front to back.
Another one of the largest creatures in the world is attributed to the Goliath beetle in Africa. The African wildlife is diverse and offers a lot for the people in the world to see.