Seeing all of the Big 5 is a big part of an African safari. A safari accomplishment. They are not the 5 biggest animals but it comes from the big-game hunters for the difficulty in hunting them. The 5 most dangerous animals to hunt on foot. Animals that become even more dangerous when they are injured.
African Elephant. Lion. Leopard. Rhinoceros. Cape Buffalo.
If a safari is incomplete without spotting all of the Big 5, ours was most definitely a success.
I learned that rhinoceros horns are made up of keratin, the same protein that makes up human hair and nails. How sad that they are an endangered species because of excessive poaching for their horns. In my opinion, anyone with the great desire to hunt animals in Africa needs to take just a camera and shoot them…photographs will look better on the wall anyhow!
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