Rhinoceros – Meet the Fierce Army Tank of The Big Five

Rhinoceros – What does the word mean and where did it come from? Rhinoceros is derived through Latin from the Ancient Greek: ῥῑνόκερως, which is composed of ῥῑνο- (rhino-, “nose“) and κέρας (keras, “horn“) with a horn on the nose. The plural in English is rhinoceros or rhinoceroses. The collective noun for a group of […]

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Leopard – Info that can help you spot this magnificent beast in KNP

A small summary of the Leopard Leopard ( Panthera pardus ) is one of the five extant species in the genus Panthera, a member of the Filidae. The common name ‘leopard’ is derived from the Old English word ‘leuparz’ used in the poem The Song of Roland that was written in the late 8th century. […]

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Elephant – Meet the Big Giant of the Big Five

A brief description of the Elephant Elephant – They are large mammals of the family Elephantidae in the order Proboscidea. They are scattered throughout sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. All elephants have several distinctive features, the most notable of which is a long trunk ( also called a proboscis ), used for many […]

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Buffalo – Introducing The Big Five’s Memory Keeper

Getting to know the Buffalo African Buffalo or Cape Buffalo ( Syncerus caffer ) is a large Sub-Saharan African bovine. The Cape Buffalo is the typical species and is the largest one found in Southern and East Africa. The African forest buffalo is the smallest of the species and is common in the forest areas […]

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Lion – Get To Know The Real King Of The Jungle

The brief history of the lion Lion ( Panthera leo ) is a species in the Felidae family; it is a muscular, deep-chested cat with a short, rounded head, a reduced neck and have round ears and a hairy tuft at the end of its tail. The lion is sexually dimorphic; male lions are larger […]

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