Animal Kingdom

Animals in Africa


Animals on the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail

Okapi

The Okapi was one of the last mammals to be "discovered" by the scientific community (1900). It lives in the dense rainforests of northern Zaire. You can learn more about the Okapi by travelling here.

Naked Mole-Rat

The Naked Mole-Rat is the only known mammal to be eusocial, like termites and ants, with a caste system. You can learn more about the Naked Mole-Rat by travelling here. You can also send a Naked Mole-Rat E-Postcard or wath the Naked Mole-Rat WebCam.

Hippopotamus

The Hippopotamus, whose name means "river horse", is a plant-eating water-loving giant. You can learn more about the Hippopotamus by travelling here.

Lowland Gorilla

Gorillas learn from their mothers and other adults what to eat, social and sexual behavior and how to rear young. They care for their babies with great affection, patience and playfulness. You can learn more about Gorillas by travelling here and here. You can learn more about The Gorilla Foundation which was established in 1976, to promote the protection, preservation and propagation of gorillas

Meerkat

The Meerkat is a mongoose of the African grasslands. You can learn more about Meerkats by travelling here. You can even adopt a Meerkat by donating to an organization who takes care of illegally imported Meerkats.

Dik-Dik

When these tiny antelope are scared, the females whistle through their noses! This warns all other Dik-Dik of danger Some people think that this whistling sounds like the words "dik-dik", That is how these animals got their very strange name. You can learn more about Dik-Diks by travelling here and here.


African Animals

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