African Elephant

African Elephant - African Elephants are the largest land animals on Earth. They have no natural predators, but are threatened by illegal poaching. They use their long trunks to grasp objects and squirt water into their mouths.

Cheetah

Cheetah - Cheetahs are the fastest land animals on Earth, and can run at speeds over 70 miles per hour. Their spots help camoflauge them in the tall grasses of the African savanna, where they can sneak up on prey and ambush them.

Giraffe

Giraffe - Giraffes are known for their extremely long necks. Their necks help them eat vegetation high in trees on the African savanna, where other animals can't reach. Adult giraffes have few natural predators, but their offspring are hunted by lions and other predators.

Hippopotamus - Hippopotamuses, or hippos for short, are large mammals that live in the rivers and marshes of Eastern Sub-Saharan Africa. They can be very aggressive, and are suprisingly the most dangerous animals to humans in Africa. They are very large, and should never be approached.

Lion

Lion - Lions are often referred to as "kings of the jungle". Adult males are famous for their reddish-brown manes, and the females for their hunting prowess. Lions are opportunistic predators, and will hunt, steal or eat dead animals for food.

Meerkat - Meerkats have become famous over the last few years, with t.v. shows dedicated to their daily lives and habits. They live in the harsh deserts of South Africa, where they feed on insects, eggs, lizards and other small creatures. They are also well known for their tunnel networks.

Plains Zebra

Plains Zebra - Plains Zebras have beautiful black and white stripes, which help to confuse predators, and may also help regulate their temperature. They are hunted by lions and crocodiles on the African plains where they roam.