Top 10 African Animals

The Top Ten African Animals

1 Cheetah The cheetah, also known as the hunting leopard, is a big cat that occurs mainly in eastern and southern Africa and a few parts of Iran. The cheetah is the fastest land animal, able to run up to 75 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds

Beautifully spotted coat and fast hunters. They black lines under their eyes are to cut the glare down from the savanna

Sleek and fast this beautiful hunter looks almost alien when running - Irina2932

Ah, Cheetahs. So beautiful and stealthy. Fastest and best hands down

Fastest land mammal - ElSherlock

2 African Elephant African elephants are elephants of the genus Loxodonta. The genus consists of two extant species: the African bush elephant, L. africana, and the smaller African forest elephant, L. cyclotis.

This should be number one! Better than those stupid cheetahs and lions! Elephants are the real kings of the jungle!

Should be higher, a unique creature that has many things to be discovered.

Elephants are majestic - ElSherlock

I like this one because pretty soon because of poaching there won' t be any left alive if people don't start protecting them.

3 African Lion

You're kidding, right? The sloth 3 places better than the lion? Go watch Lion King, go on a savannah safari. Which animal seems more majestic, a LION or the sloth that does absolutely nothing?

Lions area awesome. I know almost everything that is fascinating about a lion.

Seriously, if the lion wasn't in first place, I was going to have a fit.

Truly the king of the jungle, with his glorious mane and loud roar - Irina2932

4 Hyena Hyenas or hyaenas are any feliform carnivoran mammals of the family Hyaenidae /haɪˈɛnᵻdiː/. With only four extant species, it is the fifth-smallest biological family in the Carnivora, and one of the smallest in the class Mammalia.

Underappreciated, You've Hypnotized by Disney to kill out these animals.

I LOVE HYENAS! Especially the striped ones but I love all hyenas so much

Hyenas are my 2nd favorite animal after cheetahs.

I love them! They should be in the top 5

5 Giraffe The giraffe is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant.

Tallest animal - ElSherlock

6 Hippo The common hippopotamus, or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae, the other being the pygmy hippopotamus.

Most agressive african animal - ElSherlock

7 Leopard The leopard is one of the five "big cats" in the genus Panthera. It is one of the most adaptable and the most widespread big cat; it's secrets being:well camouflaged fur; its opportunistic hunting behaviour, broad diet, and strength to move heavy carcasses into trees; its ability to adapt to various ...read more.

Majestic cat - ElSherlock

The ninja of the jungle.

8 Crocodile Crocodiles or true crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia.

Crocodiles are so cool that they need to be higher than this

Dangerous - ElSherlock

9 Zebra Zebras are several species of African equids united by their distinctive black and white striped coats.

Zebras Are awesome Lions Are Colorblind So Zebras look Like Grass

Zebras When Fully Grown Can Run Faster Than A Full Grown Lion

Zebras are awesome - ElSherlock

The Ningja Of The Savana

10 Rhinoceros A rhinoceros, often abbreviated to rhino, is one of any five extant species of odd-toed ungulates in the family Rhinocerotidae, as well as any of the numerous extinct species.

The Contenders

11 Sun Squirrel
12 Lion The lion is one of the big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes the several subspecies in Africa.
13 African Wild Dog
14 Baboon Baboons are African and Arabian Old World monkeys belonging to the genus Papio, part of the subfamily Cercopithecinae.

Baboons are like humans they act like us - Irina2932

15 Okapi The okapi is a giraffid artiodactyl mammal native to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa.

These shy creatures are the international symbol of cryptozoology - Irina2932

16 Honey Badger The honey badger, also known as the ratel, is widely distributed in Africa, Southwest Asia, and in the Indian subcontinent.

They are super cool.

17 Gorilla Gorillas are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Sub-Saharan Africa.

Ah gorillas. Africa's most largest, highly intelligent, strong, endangered and gentle giant of great apes. They share up to 98% percent of DNA with humans.

18 Kudu The kudus are two species of antelope of the genus Tragelaphus: Lesser kudu, Tragelaphus imberbis, of eastern Africa. Greater kudu, Tragelaphus strepsiceros, of eastern and southern Africa.
19 Aye-aye The aye-aye is a lemur, a strepsirrhine primate native to Madagascar that combines rodent-like teeth that perpetually grow and a special thin middle finger.

They are cool.

20 Ostrich The ostrich or common ostrich is either of two species of large flightless birds native to Africa, the only living member of the genus Struthio, which is in the ratite family. In 2014, the Somali ostrich was recognized as a distinct species.

Ostriches are so cool the biggest birds on earth

21 Mongoose
22 Duck Duck is the common name for a large number of species in the waterfowl family Anatidae, which also includes swans and geese.

Lol you can find ducks anywhere

23 Cape Buffalo The African buffalo or Cape buffalo is a large African bovine. Syncerus caffer caffer, the Cape buffalo, is the typical subspecies, and the largest one, found in Southern and East Africa.
24 Caracal
25 Serval

Servals are great I love them they are also Cute

26 Dik-dik

It's a small antelope that lives in Eastern and southern Africa - Metal_Treasure

27 Warthog
28 Red River Hog

Amazing animal

29 Wildebeest Wildebeests, also called gnus, are antelopes in the genus Connochaetes. They belong to the family Bovidae, which includes antelopes, cattle, goats, sheep, and other even-toed horned ungulates.
30 Bongo
31 Dung Beetle
32 Vulture
33 Antelope
34 Egyptian Cobra
35 Impala The impala is a medium-sized antelope found in eastern and southern Africa. The sole member of the genus Aepyceros, it was first described to European audiences by German zoologist Hinrich Lichtenstein in 1812. Two subspecies are recognised—the common impala, and the larger and darker black-faced ...read more.
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