The past decade has seen several animals in Africa and the world come under threat of extinction.
Africa, with its poaching, fur trade, ebony and ivory trade and the clearing of the wilderness to accommodate farming has seen a decrease in the animal population and deterioration of their natural habitat.
Africa is the only continent one can visit to see wildlife in its natural habitat and a vast amount of species living in harmony with nature in the best eco system.
Countries in Africa such as Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Botswana and South Africa Travel Guide are home to thousands of species and foliage.
The government in Africa is constantly striving to make man live in harmony with nature. Apart from the government, there are many other non-governmental organizations in Africa that is involved in conserving wildlife and helping local people.
The African Wildlife Foundation is one such society that is involved in wildlife conservation in Africa. Its services include educating the rural farmers on land management, protect species and avail these animals to enjoy heir natural habitat, guide tour operators with valuable advice and opportunities and develop the economically strengthen the he rural sector.
There also several volunteer programs that are carried by the government sector and Non-governmental organisation on wildlife preservation and conservation.
Animals of Africa
The most photographed animals are from Africa, there are plenty of documentaries being made on the animals. These documentaries have captivated viewers both young and old alike. Photographers will risk their lives to take those award winning pictures.
The big 5 animals in Africa have been named as the Lion, Elephant, Rhinoceros, Buffalo and Leopard.
Some of Endangered animals in Africa are the African Elephant, Cheetah, Clack Rhinoceros, Cuvier’s Gazelle, Mandrill, Chimpanzee, Leopard, Desert Monitor, Eastern Lowland Gorilla and the Dwarf Crocodile. There are several other animals that are on the list of endangered animals.
Interesting facts on African Animals
The largest Chameleon population lives in Madagascar, Africa
The Giraffe can extend its tongue up to 45cm
The African white Rhinoceros is the second largest mammal in the world
The world largest frog, the Goliath frog is found in Cameroon
The Nile Crocodile is the largest living reptile
The largest Seal colony can be found in Namibia
Each Giraffes design is unique
The world largest beetle, the Goliath beetle is found in Africa
The African Gorilla is the largest living primate
The most dangerous animals in Africa
Due to the infiltration of poachers into many countries Africa, there are restrictions on hunting animals for sport. The most hunted animals in Africa are the Elephant, Rhinoceros, Cheetah, Leopard and the Crocodile.
Climate changes have in recent times affected the eco system in Africa. Due to the changing eco system and global warming it is feared that rivers that may dry up and animals such as the zebras and the wildebeest may lose their water holes and therefore affect the food chain at large.
Several laws and animal rights groups are making every effort to save African Wildlife Conservation with a variety of projects.