The African elephant belongs to the elephantidae family and is the largest mammal on land. Elephant distribution is becoming increasingly fragmented across the continent.
As part of the felidae family, lions are the second largest feline predator in the world behind the tiger. Lions are found throughout sub-Saharan Africa preferring a drier climate.
The leopard is an adaptable, widespread species that nonetheless has many threatened subpopulations. They are considered one of the larger predators.
Cheetah have disappeared from more than 75% of their historic range in Africa and their population has decreased by over 30% in the last 20 years. Only 7,500 adults remain in the wild, with approximately 1,000 of these in South Africa.
In Southern Africa we have two species of the rhinocerotidea family, the white rhino and the black rhino. Rhino are the second largest land mammal after the elephant, living anywhere from 40 to 50 years.
The African wild dog is the second most endangered carnivore in Africa. In South Africa, we have less than 400 roaming our wild spaces.