AFRICAN PENGUIN

AFRICAN PENGUIN

Spheniscus demersus

African Penguins are endemic to Southern Africa, where they can be found from South Africa to Namibia. They breed on 24 islands between Hollamsbird Island, Namibia and Bird Island in Algoa Bay, South Africa. ... Read more

AFRICAN SAVANNAH ELEPHANT

AFRICAN SAVANNAH ELEPHANT

Loxodonta africana

The African savannah elephant is mainly found in central and southern Africa in nomadic herds that wander the plains and grasslands of Africa grazing for food and searching for waterholes. African elephants... Read more

AFRICAN WILD DOG

AFRICAN WILD DOG

Lycaon pictus

African wild dogs are endemic to sub-Saharan Africa, although the population is now very fragmented. African wild dogs are native to Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Ethio... Read more

AMERICAN FLAMINGO

AMERICAN FLAMINGO

Phoenicopterus ruber

The American flamingo is found in Central and South America and the Caribbean and it is the only flamingo species found in North America. It is also occasionally seen in Florida and along the Gulf Coast as a v... Read more

BLACK AND WHITE RUFFED LEMUR

BLACK AND WHITE RUFFED LEMUR

Varecia variegata

Black and White Ruffed Lemurs are endemic to the island of Madagascar. They are found primarily in the eastern rainforest regions.As their name indicates, the hair around the cheeks and under the chin forms a... Read more

BLACK EARED MARMOSET

BLACK EARED MARMOSET

Callithrix penicillata

Black Eared Marmosets have a very wide distribution, occurring in the neo-tropical gallery forests of the Brazilian Central Plateau. They live along the Brazillian coast ranging from Bahia to Sao Paulo, and as... Read more

BLUE CRANE

BLUE CRANE

Anthropoides paradiseus

The Blue Crane is endemic to southern Africa, with almost all of the population occurring in South Africa. There are also small and declining breeding populations in northern Namibia and western Swaziland, alt... Read more

BURMESE PYTHON

BURMESE PYTHON

Python bivittatus

Burmese pythons are native to Southern and Southeast Asia. They can be found in Eastern India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Western Bhutan, Southeast Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Northern conti... Read more

CAPE VULTURE

CAPE VULTURE

Gyps coprotheres

The Cape vulture is found in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana and Mozambique. It formerly bred in Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Namibia, but is now extinct in Swaziland, and only small, non-breeding populations persi... Read more

COMMON BROWN LEMUR

COMMON BROWN LEMUR

Eulemur fulvus

Common brown lemurs are endemic to north-werstern Madagascar. In the west, they can be found north of the Betsiboko River; in Eastern Madagascar, north of the Mangoro River to the Onive River; and a small popu... Read more

COMMON CHIMPANZEE

COMMON CHIMPANZEE

Pan troglodytes

Chimpanzees are endemic to West and Central Africa. Chimpanzees are a tailless member of the great apes family. They typically have coarse black hair that covers their whole body, except for their faces, ea... Read more

COMMON CLOWNFISH

COMMON CLOWNFISH

Amphiprion ocellaris

The Common clownfish is native to the Indo-West Pacific, from Northwest Australia to Southeast Asia, and as far north as the Ryukyu Islands of Japan Common clownfish are small fish (reaching a length of abo... Read more

DRILL

DRILL

KINGDOM: Animalia (Animals)PHYLUM: Chordata (Possessing a notochord)CLASS: Mammalia (Mammals)ORDER: PrimatesFAMILY: Cercopithecidae (Old World Monkeys)SUB-FAMILY: Cercopithecinae (Monkeys incl. Baboons, macaqu... Read more

EAST COAST ROCK LOBSTER

EAST COAST ROCK LOBSTER

Panulirus homarus

East coast rock lobsters found in the Indo-West Pacific region, from East Africa along the coast of the Indian Ocean, as far as the Malay Archipelago, and then along the coasts of the Pacific Ocean to Japan in... Read more

EMU

EMU

Dromaius novaehollandiae

Emus are only found on the continent of Australia. Emus are large, flightless birds with long necks and legs. The plumage is grey-brown of a shaggy appearance, with their pale blue neck showing through spar... Read more

GIANT ANTEATER

GIANT ANTEATER

Myrmecophaga tridactyla

Giant anteaters are endemic to Central and South America. Giant anteaters are the largest of the four living anteater species, and can grow up to 2.1 meters long! Their distinctive feature is their very lon... Read more

GIRAFFE

GIRAFFE

Giraffa camelopardalis

The remaining Giraffe populations are restricted to parts of sub-Saharan Africa with the largest concentrations being found in National Parks. Giraffes have enlongated legs and an enlongated neck. The coat ... Read more

GREATER FLAMINGO

GREATER FLAMINGO

Phoenicopterus roseus

The population of the Greater Flamingo spreads across the Middle East to northern India to Africa and the Mediterranean. There are limited numbers found in northern Europe. The greater flamingo has a long, ... Read more

GREEN MAMBA

GREEN MAMBA

Dendroaspis angusticeps

Green mambas are native to coastal regions of southern East Africa. They can be found from the Eastern Cape in South Africa through Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Eastern Zimbabwe and Southern Malawi. The gre... Read more

GREY CROWNED CRANE

GREY CROWNED CRANE

Balearica regulorum

The grey crowned-crane is a resident of eastern and southern Africa, ranging from Kenya and Uganda in the northern extremities of the species distribution, to South Africa and Zimbabwe in the south. It is a no... Read more

HAMADRYAS BABOON

HAMADRYAS BABOON

Papio hamadryas

The hamadryas baboon is native to North Africa and the middle east. It can be found south of the red sea in Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Male and female hamadryas baboons look differe... Read more

HIPPOPOTAMUS

HIPPOPOTAMUS

Hippopotamus amphibius

Hippopotamuses are endemic to Africa. Hippos are found in the rivers and lakes of the northern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya, north through to Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan, west t... Read more

HONEYCOMB MORAY EEL

HONEYCOMB MORAY EEL

KINGDOM: Animalia (Animals) PHYLUM: Chordata (Possessing a notochord) CLASS: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) ORDER: Anguilliformes (Eels) FAMILY: Muraenidae (Moray eels) SUB-FAMILY: Muraeninae (Moray eels) ... Read more

KOMODO DRAGON

KOMODO DRAGON

Varanus komodoensis

Komodo dragons are endemic to the island of Komodo in Indonesia, and also on the neighbouring islands of Rinca and Flores. The Komodo dragon is the largest lizard in the world, with a heavy-set body, stocky... Read more

LAR GIBBON

LAR GIBBON

Hylobates lar

ylobates lar KINGDOM: Animalia (Animals)PHYLUM: Chordata (Possessing a notochord) CLASS: Mammalia (Mammals) ORDER: Primates FAMILY: Hylobatidae (Gibbons) SUB-FAMILY: Hylobatinae (Gibbons) GENUS: Hylobates (Gib... Read more

LEOPARD

LEOPARD

Panthera pardus

Leopards are commonly found throughout sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia. There are also small and isolated populations of leopards inhabiting remote geographic locations in the Far East, Northern Africa an... Read more

LINNE’S TWO-TOED SLOTH

LINNE’S TWO-TOED SLOTH

Choloepus didactylus

Linne’s two-toed sloths are endemic to Central and South America. They can be found through Venezuela and the Guianas, south into Brazil and west into the upper Amazon Basin of Ecuador and Peru. These... Read more

LION

LION

Panthera leo

Lions live in most of sub-Saharan Africa except in desert and rainforest habitats. Historically, lions could be found from Greece through the Middle East to northern India, but only a very small population rem... Read more

MACKLOT’S PYTHON

MACKLOT’S PYTHON

Liasis mackloti

Macklot’s pythons are native to parts of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Macklot’s python is a medium-sized python of medium girth with a broad, flat head and clear, light eyes with a vertical s... Read more

MEERKAT

MEERKAT

Suricata suricatta

Meerkats are endemic to Southern Africa. They inhabit portions of South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The meerkat is a small mongoose. Their fur is a yellow-brown colour, peppered with darker s... Read more

NATTERER’S PIRANHA

NATTERER’S PIRANHA

Pygocentrus nattereri

Natterer’s piranhas are widely distributed throughout the South American continent. They can be found in tropical freshwater rivers in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Per... Read more

NORTHERN BALD IBIS

NORTHERN BALD IBIS

Geronticus eremita

Historically the Northern Bald Ibis was found throughout central Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Recently, it was thought to be confined to Morocco at the Souss-Massa National Park and at nearby Tamr... Read more

OKAPI

OKAPI

Okapia johnstoni

The okapi is native to the forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was also formerly found in Uganda, but is now believed to be extinct there. The okapi resembles a horse and has a very long nec... Read more

PATAS MONKEY

PATAS MONKEY

Erythrocebus patas

Patas Monkeys are endemic to West and East Africa. They occur across sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal to Ethiopia and as far south as Cameroon and Tanzania. Patas monkeys have long, slim bodies and limbs cov... Read more

PLAINS ZEBRA

PLAINS ZEBRA

Equus quagga

The Plains zebra is found throughout southeastern Africa, with the highest population densities in the Serengeti-Mara plains of Kenya and Tanzania. Their range reaches as far north as southern Ethiopia and Sud... Read more

PYGMY HIPPOPOTAMUS

PYGMY HIPPOPOTAMUS

Choeropsis liberiensis

Pygmy Hippopotamuses are endemic to West Africa. They only occur in four countries: Liberia, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Pygmy hippopotamuses have barrel shaped bodies and short, stumpy legs. The... Read more

RED KANGAROO

RED KANGAROO

Macropus rufus

Red kangaroos are endemic to Australia and occur over most of the dry, inland, central part of Australia. Red kangaroos are the biggest marsupials. Male red kangaroo fur is typically a reddish-brown colour,... Read more

SCARLET IBIS

SCARLET IBIS

Eudocimus ruber

The range of the scarlet ibis is very large, and colonies are found throughout vast areas of South America and the Caribbean islands. Native flocks exist in Brazil; Colombia; French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; a... Read more

Sichuan Takin

Sichuan Takin

KINGDOM: Animalia (Animals) PHYLUM: Chordata (Possessing a notochord) CLASS: Mammalia (Mammals) ORDER: Artiodactyla (Even-toed Ungulates) FAMILY: Bovidae (Cloven-hoofed, ruminant mammals) SUB-FAMILY: Caprinae ... Read more

SOUTH AFRICAN FUR SEAL

SOUTH AFRICAN FUR SEAL

Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus

South African fur seals are native to southern and western South Africa and Namibia. The South African fur seal has a fusiform body (tapered at both ends) with a large head and pointed snout at one end, and... Read more

Southern Bald Ibis

Southern Bald Ibis

Geronticus calvus

The species has a very restricted home range, limited to the southern tips of South Africa with its main range lying in the north-eastern Free State, Mpumalanga and the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg. The Southe... Read more

SOUTHERN GROUND HORNBILL

SOUTHERN GROUND HORNBILL

Bucorvus leadbeateri

Southern Ground Hornbills are found in the southern and eastern parts of Africa. They occupy the land from southern Kenya and Burundi, through Angola and Namibia to South Africa. The southern ground-hornbil... Read more

SPOTTED HYENA

SPOTTED HYENA

Crocuta crocuta

rocuta crocuta KINGDOM: Animalia (Animals) PHYLUM: Chordata (Possessing a notochord) CLASS: Mammalia (Mammals) ORDER: Carnivora (Carnivores) FAMILY: Hyaenidae (Hyenas) SUB-FAMILY: Hyaeninae (Hyenas) GENUS: Cro... Read more

TIGER

TIGER

Panthera tigris

anthera tigris KINGDOM: Animalia (Animals) PHYLUM: Chordata (Possessing a notochord) CLASS: Mammalia (Mammals) ORDER: Carnivora (Carnivores) FAMILY: Felidae (Cats) SUB-FAMILY: Pantherinae (Big Cats) GENUS: Pan... Read more

WATTLED CRANE

WATTLED CRANE

Grus carunculatus

The Wattled Crane occurs in a vastly restricted range within the eastern higher rainfall regions of South Africa, with concentrations in the Mpumalanga Highlands and the midlands to southern parts of KwaZulu-N... Read more

WESTERN LOWLAND GORILLA

WESTERN LOWLAND GORILLA

Gorilla gorilla gorilla

Western lowland gorillas are endemic to Central Africa. They can be found in Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, the DRC, Equitorial Guinea, Angola and Gabon. Western lowland ... Read more

WHITE RHINOCEROS

WHITE RHINOCEROS

Ceratotherium simum

Historically, the White rhinoceros was widely distributed throughout Africa. Their current range is much more restricted and they can now only be found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Botswana, Namibi... Read more

DID YOU KNOW?

Hippo

Did you know the name hippopotamus comes from ancient Greek and a hippo was considered a female deity of pregnancy in ancient Egypt?