It used to be Lake Manyara National Park that was famous for its tree climbing lions. However, more recently it seems to be a common sight in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to see lions climbing trees. A number of destinations have indeed reported sightings of tree climbing lions, including Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park, Botswana’s Savuti region, and
Ostriches Can Sprint Over 45 Miles an Hour As well as being the largest bird on Earth, the ostrich is also the fastest two-legged runner in the Animal Kingdom. On average, ostriches can sprint at speeds of up to 45 mph/ 72 kmph, while records show that the fastest ostriches can achieve short bursts of up to
Golden grasslands, dense jungles, tangled riverine forest and endless miles of arid desert – each of these habitats is home to its own unique collection of wildlife. African animals have learned to survive in some of the most challenging environments on Earth – and many of them have special adaptations that help them to thrive.
Hyenas are More Closely Related to Cats than Dogs ••• Hyenas are more closely related to cats than dogs. They live in matriarchal clans, with some groups numbering over 70 members. Hyena cubs are usually born in pairs, and if they are the same sex, they may try to kill each other. Although hyenas
Lions Sleep for 20 Hours a Day ••• The African lion has been admired by man for its beauty and strength for thousands of years. It is one of the most exciting animals to see on safari. However, you’re more likely to see one sleeping than hunting because lions rest for an average of 20 hours
Giraffes Have Blue Tongues ••• Already a bizarre-looking creature, the giraffe’s strange appearance is compounded by the color of its tongue. There is a reason for its blue-black hue, however. Giraffes use their tongues to strip leaves from the tallest trees, and the high melanin content helps to prevent them from getting sunburned. This