The African continent has in its catalog of species some of the most special animals of the fauna of planet earth. Extraordinary creatures that have adapted to their habitats and offer us fascinating pictures.

In this article, we will review the animals found in Africa:


The lemur

These animals live in groups of up to thirty individuals on the island of Madagascar.

They receive their name from the lemurs, ghosts or spirits of Roman mythology, due to the loud vocalizations they emit, their bright eyes and the nocturnal habits of some of their species.



It is considered the largest land mammal in the world.

Although we know well its intelligence and emotional capacities that make it a very sensitive animal, the truth is that a wild elephant is a very dangerous animal, since if it feels threatened it can react with very sudden movements.


The black rhino

Also known as hook-lipped rhinoceros, one of the largest African animals, it can reach up to two meters in height and 1,500 kilograms.



It is the king of camouflage, although depending on its species (there are more than 160 types) they vary greatly in size and colors.


The lion

It is considered the largest feline in Africa and the second in the world, only behind the tiger.


The ostrich

It is the largest and heaviest bird in the world. Its name comes from the Greek and means ‘big sparrow like a camel’. It is unable to fly and its eggs weigh 1 to 2 kilos.


The giraffe

Its most characteristic feature is its long neck, thanks to which it reaches the most tender leaves in the treetops.

The Nile Crocodile

This species of crocodile not only inhabits the Nile River, it is found in freshwater lakes and rivers throughout Africa.


The NU

We found two species in Africa: the black-tailed wildebeest. They are especially agile, being able to reach 80 km / h, in addition to being especially aggressive.



It stands out for being the fastest land animal in the race, thanks to its incredible 115 km / h in distances between 400 and 500 meters.


The animals of Africa stand out for their incredible qualities, as this vast continent offers the ideal conditions for the development of the most amazing species.


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