Thursday, 30 January 2014

South Africa's Big 5

In Africa, the big five game animals are the lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros. The term big five game (sometimes capitalized or quoted as "Big Five") was coined by big-game hunters and refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot. Subsequently the term was adopted by safari tour operators for marketing purposes. The term is used in most tourist and wildlife guides that discuss African wildlife safaris. The members of the Big Five were chosen for the difficulty in hunting them and the degree of danger involved, rather than their size.

The big five are among the most dangerous, yet most popular species for big game hunters to hunt.
The 1990 and later releases of South African rand banknotes feature a different big-five animal on each denomination.

Countries where all the members of the big five can be found include Botswana, Uganda, Namibia, Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Malawi.

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  1. Dear Miss Tyler-Smith and Class,

    Thank you for your kind words on our blog. We are glad that you liked our post. Our Irish mammals are on a small scale compared to The Big Five. They are also perhaps safer. We are honoured that our post inspired you to write your post.

    We were fortunate to have a student teacher from Zimbabwe a number of years ago, who taught many of us about The Big Five. We found it fascinating and thought it was very exciting to share a country with such magnificient animals.

    You may be jealous of our cute native mammals but we are envious of your magnificent and dramatic ones.

    It is nice to find and new blog and we look forward to reading what you have written.

    With every good wish,

    Merry Beau and Students.

  2. You may be jealous of our cute native mammals but we are envious of your magnificent and dramatic ones.
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