Record Breaking Animals of Africa

Pets/Animals - General
By: lillybw    
09-May-2014

Introduction:While Africa is often depicted as a very pitiable continent, it stands out as the very cradle of life. The African continent is home to some of the greatest wildlife, in the world.

  • 01

    The African Elephant

    Weighing in at over 6 tons, the African elephant is the worlds largest living land animal. The African elephant has a lifespan of up to 70 years, capable of outliving many humans. Mother elephants are excellent mothers.

  • 02

    The Giraffe

    The world's tallest animal, the giraffe is unique to the African plains. This unique mammal sure has abundance in terms of length. Its legs alone are about 6 feet. Its entire size is an astounding 20 feet. Even their tongues are long- a whooping 20 Inches. Giraffes put their height to good use- they comfortably feed on treetop leaves and buds.

  • 03

    The Nile Crocodile

    Africa is also home to the largest reptile in the world, the Nile crocodile. They measure up to 16 Ft long. These vicious reptiles are responsible for hundreds of human deaths every year. They are known to ambush unsuspecting people as they go down the river for water.

  • 04

    The Gorilla

    The largest living primate, the Gorilla, roams the jungles of the African continent. This shy animal forages the jungle forests for leaves, nuts and berries. Like humans, the Ma-gorilla nurses her young for up to 3 years.

  • 05

    The Cheetah

    The Cheetah is world famous for its super speed, reaching up to 70 mph in a short bust. It is the worlds fastest land animal. Though relatively smaller in size when compared to other big cats, what the cheetah lacks in mass, it compensates with lightning speed.




Final Thoughts

This is just the tip of the ice berg. Africa has an exciting and fascinating array of wildlife. Some of the fiercest, largest, fastest, tallest and weirdest call it home.




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