Are you interested in traveling to South Africa? South Africa is full of beautiful scenery and exotic wildlife that further adds to the beauty of the country.
There are many affordable South Africa vacation packages that will make your experience fun and full of adventure. They’re also a great opportunity to learn more about the land and capture great photos.
Continue reading to learn about the exotic animals in South Africa!
The ostrich is the largest bird in the world and it doesn’t even fly. They are raised on ostrich farms because of the large eggs that they produce, which usually weighs around 3.1 pounds!
The cape cobra is one of the deadliest snakes in the world, and it’s also a very popular snake, often used in snake symbols. This snake is very popular in South Africa, so be cautious when exploring the region.
The giraffe is the tallest animal in South Africa, and they are also very friendly. There are some species of giraffes that are endangered due to hunting, so try to show some love when you see them.
Zebras are another majestic endangered species. They are very unique in that they look similar to horses but have black and white stripes. Zebras are actually born with brown stripes that eventually turn black, so be on the lookout for babies!
Lions are a very well-known animal of South Africa. They are considered the fiercest animals in all of the animal kingdom. They represent pride and strength, and the lions of South Africa are the largest in the world.
Elephants are the largest land-based mammals on earth with the average elephant standing at double the height of a human. They have been aggressively hunted for their tusks and are often kept in private areas, just like lions.
Who would have thought that some penguins live outside of Antarctica? African penguins are an endangered species that are native to South Africa and live right along the coast. They don’t migrate anywhere and use their own excrement for nests.
Hippopotamuses, aka hippos, are known for their ability to lunge through water at very high speeds. They don’t have a great ability to swim, but they can run under water and jump to the surface within seconds.
Sharks are very common animals in South African waters. Great white sharks used to inhabit the waters, but have left in recent years due to the arrival of orca whales. However, there are still sharks that live in the area.
Take a Tour to See Exotic Animals in South Africa
Hunting has made it difficult for many animals in South Africa to live, so ost exotic African animals only live in private regions of the country. It will be difficult to catch animals like elephants, lions, and zebras out in the wild.
Luckily for you, there are many affordable tours that will allow you to see these in person. They can further teach you about what animals are in Africa, as well.
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