How many types of animals are in Africa?

Which animal is only found in Africa?

1. African Civet. The African Civet is the largest of its species and resides in sub-Saharan Africa. It’s an unusual-looking mammal that has a face that’s similar to a raccoon, a long cat-like body and spotted fur.

What are Africa’s top 5 animals?

The big five animals of Africa are African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Leopard, Lion, and Rhinoceros. These five types of animals were named ‘the big five’ by big game hunters from African’s colonial era, as they were considered the most difficult and dangerous African beasts to hunt on foot.

Why does Africa have so many animals?

The most direct answer regarding the survival of large animals in Africa is that its vast forested areas gave them ample areas to hide from man (until recent centuries).

What is a common African animal?

The lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and the Cape buffalo are considered the big five ‘game’ of Africa with people from all over the world still trying to hunt them for monetary gain.

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