- The African Lion - the largest in the cat family
- Leopard - probably our most beautiful large cat - and one that I have NEVER seen in the wild - how sad is that?
- The African Elephant - the larges land animal
- The White and Black Rhinoceros - with the Black rhino being the most dangerous
- African Buffalo - cunning and dangerous with the nickname "dagga" which is the local African word for mud (they love wallowing in mud) and not some local weed!
Now - how's this for interesting? The Big Five will soon become the Big Seven with the addition of sharks and whales! I don't know if I agree with that - they're not African animals! What do you think?