Shoebill - Giant Peculiar Bird of Africa



Also known as the "whalehead" or "shoe-billed stork" because of its similar appearance to the baby bringing bird, the shoebill is a large bird that lives all across tropical Africa. With a distribution that covers Sudan, Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania; and with isolated populations in places like Kenya, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Malawi, and Botswana. It is not very closely related to the stork, but closer to pelicans and herons.



Red River Hog - Bush Pig Will Eat Your Crops

red river hog


The red river hog or bush pig from Africa (Guinean and Congo forests) and Madagascar has a brown-red bristley coat with a white shaggy whiskers and a notable white stripe running down its back. It also has a long snout and long tufted ears and can weigh up to 250 lbs (115 kg).


three orange bush pigs


Serval - Long-Legged, Little Head African Cat

black ears


Descending from the same Felid ancestor as the lion, the serval, or the Tierboskat (as it's known in Afrikaans, its name meaning “tiger forest cat”) is a medium-sized wild cat with a body length of about 23 to 36 inches (59 to 92 centimeters) and a body-weight between 15 and 40 lbs (7 to 18 kg).



De Brazza's Monkey - Noble White Beard


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