What are the Big Five Animals

What are the Big Five Animals  : The Big five animals are originally the animal species that are difficult to hunt like the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and the African buffalo, the big five animals are located in the entire East Africa, even not only that but in the entire Africa but probably these animal species are commonly found on a Kenya safari in various national parks and national reserves like in Maasai National Reserve, Aberdare National Park, Tsavo National Park, Chyulu Hills National Park, Amboseli National Park and among many others. These big five mammals are known as the large African mammal species that are  known to be the most dangerous and it was discovered as a feat by the trophy hunters to bring them home, and also considered as the most dangerous animals to hunt on foot.

The big five animals.


Elephant is the largest land animal specie on the world, the male elephants and the bull elephants are generally referred as the solitary species and then on the case of the female elephants are generally found in their groups while led by the matriarch surrounded by the younger females and their off springs.

What are the Big Five Animals
Game Viewing in Amboseli National park

The adult elephant can reach up to 3 meters in height, the elephants are known as among the very dangerous to humans though they are known as the giants in the park, so the elephants are commonly spotted on a Kenya safari in Amboseli National Park, Samburu National Park, Tsavo National park and among many other areas.


Leopards are also known as the solitary animals species compared to the lions, they are the most elusive of the big five since they hunt during the night time, the leopards are best spotted during the night and very early morning during the game drives in the various national parks and national reserves like Maasai Mara National reserve, Samburu National Reserve and among others, on a safari in Kenya, during the day these animals are so rare to spot because they do partially camouflage especially behind the trees. Generally the male leopards are larger and heavier than the females, and the leopards are known as the smallest animal species in the big five mammals.


This is among the most dangerous among the members of the big five, and also known as the King of the jungle being the fiercest predator on the planet, the lion typically preys on the fellow natural species like the zebras, giraffes, impalas, wildebeest and most of the other herbivores in the parks, the lions are usually found in the groups of up to 12 members. The lions are generally known as the calm animals that do not get scared and threatened to close in the people, the male lions have got the shaggy manes and they are generally larger compared to the females while the females are the however known as the ones that bring the fresh for feeding on, in fact they are the ones that mostly do the hunting. On a safari to Kenya a tourist can  spot the big five mammals and  these are mostly found in Tsavo national park, Amboseli national park, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Samburu National Reserve and among others.


Though rhinos are categorized and known as the endangered animal species, even spotting it makes you to get scared. These are mostly found in two different groups or types that is the black and white rhinos. Where the black rhinos have got more pointed mouth that it uses it to feed itself that is by getting the leaves from the trees, and where the white rhinos are much bigger compared to the black rhinos do not miss out a safari with focuseastafricatours.com to spot yourself the most amazing big five animal species in the different national parks and reserves in Kenya especially like Nairobi National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Ol Pejeta national conserve, Meru national park  to spot the rhinos and many others.

What are the Big Five Animals
Rhino Tracking


Buffalo is the known as the most dangerous animal species among the big five animal species on the planet, buffalos are mostly known found in their small groups and mostly the most fearful animal species when they are threatened and  immediately they can charge with the astonishing speed, the buffalos like spending most of their time while grazing in the savannah and the floodplains, when the buffalos reach their dominant stage they tend to be aggressive and while adult buffalos do gather around the calves to protect them, the buffaloes are the great swimmers and they are known to kill the lions. The buffalos in Kenya on a safari are mostly and sighted in the large numbers in the Lewa Wildlife conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve and among many other places in Kenya on a safari do not miss outs this amazing nature travel.

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