The most well-known animals native to Africa include African elephants, rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses, gazelles, crocodiles, cheetahs, hyenas and lions. The continent is also home to hundreds of unique bird species and th... More »

The hippopotamus kills more humans than any other animal in Africa. This animal, which has an average weight of about 7,000 pounds, is responsible for 3,000 human deaths every year, according to the African Wildlife Foun... More »

Leopards mainly live in the sub-Saharan part of Africa. Other countries in which the animal is found include India, Pakistan and Indochina. More »

There are many animals in the African savanna food web, such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, impalas, warthogs, springbok, gazelle, rhinoceroses, zebra, giraffe, elephants, hyenas, vultures, peacocks and flamingos. Each an... More »

Many animals live in the Kalahari Desert, including tremolo sand frogs, giant bullfrogs, rhinoceroses, elephants, wild dogs, meerkats, gemsboks, social weavers, lions, spotted leopards, Cape cobras, puff adders, rock mon... More »

Only some of the largest predators in Africa, such as lions, hyenas, leopards and crocodiles, hunt and eat giraffes, and even then, they typically target either young or very old giraffes. A healthy adult giraffe is an i... More »

As of 2014, the main animals being poached in Africa are rhinoceros and elephants. Other animals being poached in lesser amounts include lions, leopards, baboons, elands, impala, bushbuck, reedbuck, kudus and warthogs. More »