The African Elephant occurs in 37 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, & in the arid deserts of Namibia & Mali. The total population is believed to have suffered a decline due to poaching for ivory & meat, which has been the major threat to this species. The loss & fragmentation of habitat caused by human population expansion & rapid conversion is currently perceived to be the most important threat.
A warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) took a wrong turn in the Addo elephant park in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa when it crossed the path of a hungry lion (Panthera leo). Photograph: Dr. Trix Jonker/Caters News Agency More
Often called Africa's grey ghost, the Greater Kudu is remarkable in its abilities to disappear, they are able to filter back into the surround bush and thickets, as silently as they appeared. << I saw these in South Africa, they are beautiful! and as big as horses! More
African elephants come face to face with one of Africa’s most fearless animals, wild dogs, at the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve near Kruger National Park in South Africa Picture: Greatstock / Barcroft Media More