Hippos arrive at the water pool before sunrise and leave after dark. In the grass the hippos spread out and graze alone, except for females and their calves, who stay close together most of the night.
The best places to look for klipspringers are the kopjes of the savannas, rocky prominences that jut up from the plains, islands of stone anchored in seas of grass.
The tongue’s upper surface has small bumps on it which enables the lion to hold on to meat while eating and to remove parasites when grooming.
Common chimpanzees are very social animals and have a male-bonded society. All adult males are dominant over all females. Females do not develop strong social bonds with each other like the males do.
Wart Hogs prefer plains regions and avoid forests. They inhabit Africa south of the Sahara except at the southern tip of the continent.
Grant’s zebra is one of several sub-species of Plains zebras. Grant’s zebras are numerous throughout a very wide area in Africa south of the Sahara.
The North African crested porcupine is nocturnal. They are very adaptable and can be found in forests, on plantations, in rocky or mountainous areas as well as in deserts.
Bongo are most active at dawn and dusk, and often forage near the edges of wooded areas. They normally shy in the wild and flee into the forest for cover at the slightest provocation.
Sacred Baboons are common throughout northeastern Africa, but are extinct in the Nile region and Egypt, where they originally received their name and were worshiped by the ancient Egyptians.
The Crowned Crane is a majestic bird with a yellow topknot on the crown, black plumage, white and yellow wing-coverts and a black forehead.