Common wildebeest on plains during migration, Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa

African wildlife

Africa straddles the equator which bestows a rich diversity of wildlife and landscapes on the world's second largest continent. Large predators roam the sweeping savannas among huge herds of grazing herbivores, while apes, monkeys and snakes inhabit its dark, dense forests. Widely regarded as the place where human life originated, Africa is home to many of the world's best loved and most fascinating animals, as well as to some of its most endangered. Yet it's also home to many species that are as familiar to us in the UK as they are to Africans.

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