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African animals and their characters, habitats, diet and lifestyles.

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ape

Animals; African animals

A type of large primate that has no tail and lives in the wild only in Africa and Asia. They have long arms, and broad chests.

ivory trade

Animals; African animals

The ivory trade is a commercial, often illegal trade in the ivory tusks of the hippopotamus, walrus, narwhal, rhino and most commonly, Asian and African elephants. Ivory has been traded for hundreds ...

The Giant Golden Mole

Animals; African animals

The Giant Golden Mole is an average of 20 cm (or 8 inches) long. They weigh just over 500 grams (or nearly 20 ounces). They have a golden coat of short fur, hence the name Golden Mole. They roam ...

Bushbuck

Animals; African animals

The Bushbuck has geometrically shaped white patches or spots on the most mobile parts of the body – the ears, chin, tail, legs and neck. Males make the markings more visible during highly ritualized ...

Zebra

Animals; African animals

Zebras are equids, long-lived animals that move quickly for their large size and have teeth built for grinding and cropping grass. Zebras have horse-like bodies, but their manes are made of short, ...

Cape Buffalo

Animals; African animals

The African buffalo, affalo or cape buffalo is a large African bovid. It is not closely related to the slightly larger wild Asian water buffalo, but its ancestry remains unclear. Owing to its ...

Steenbok

Animals; African animals

Steenbok are petite antelope, with long legs and an upright stance. The coat is a light golden-brown color, although there is some variation among individuals with some being quite reddish and ...

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