Africa is the worlds second largest continent which has about thirty million square kilometers of area. Africa covers six percent of Earths total surface area. Also, it owns 20% of the total land area of Earth. Africa has varies climate and environmental systems. So across this large continent the diversity of nature, wildlife and Eco-systems are huge. The ranges of climate variations like equatorial climate, tropical wet climate and dry climate, monsoon climate, semi-desert climate and desert climate is the main reason which make Africa very diversified place. So, the Animals in Africa is not the same across the continent due to this reason.
Africa is home to many endangered and rare animal species. Lions, rhinos, Leopards, Cheetahs, Zebras, wild dogs, Hyenas there is so much to mention. Africa is probably the best place in the world to discover animals and Eco-systems. For an example think about the TV programs. National GEO, Discovery, Animals planet all these channels always broadcast programs taken in the African regions. They barely broadcast programs from other places in the world. Have you ever wondered why? Because that is a perfect proof to prove Africa is the greatest place to discover animals life.
Most common animals
Lions – Lions are a big cat verity. They own the top place of food change. So, Lions are usually predators in a food chain. Lions are always led by a male lion. Usually a lion group contain many female lions, amateur male and female lions and a one male lion.
Did you know? Southern African lions are the world largest type of lions.
African Elephants – The African Elephants are the largest land mammals in the world. They can grow up to 4 meters in height. Elephants live in huge groups to protect their children. The African jungles are extremely dangerous. Many predators and predator groups like wild dogs are surfing all around the dry jungles seeking for a meal. Even a adult elephant is not safe from a group of predators. But, the elephant groups are perfectly organized to face any attack. Elephants are the most attractive of all animals in Africa.
Did you know? Asian Elephants have comparatively small ears than African Elephants. African elephants have a very good resistant against environmental conditions like heat, climate and water shortages.
Leopards – Leopards are large predator cats. Usually they live in groups. Leopards mainly live in game reserves. They mostly hunt at night. During the day they usually hide under tress or caves. They can also be spotted on rocks and craggy hills.
Most common but dangerous in Africa
Africa always remain as a dangerous place. Even some small animals like scorpions and mosquitoes can cause lethal bites.
Cape cobra – Cape cobra is one of the most deadliest snakes in the entire world. They are considered as the most poisonous snake in south Africa. Be careful when walking through bush lands especially if it is close to the sea or rivers.
Did you know? South Africa have 175 species of scorpions. Most of them are harmless but some are very lethal.