Black Mamba

The black mamba is one of the world’s deadliest snakes— not only are they the fastest land snake, but their venom contains both neurotoxins and cardiotoxins. Before the creation of black mamba antivenin, a bite from this species was most … Continued

Savannah Monitor

  The savannah monitor is a medium-sized lizard native to the grassy plains of Africa. These lizards often use underground burrows to stay cool in the heat while they use large rocks to bask in the sun for warmth. With … Continued

Grant’s Zebra

Found in the African savanna, the Grant’s zebra has vertical stripes in the front and horizontal strips in the back, creating a distinguishable “v” pattern. To keep from overheating, zebras have an extra layer of fat underneath the dark stripes. … Continued

Warthog

This species may not be as cute as other African animals, but they are one of the most intelligent animal species! Unlike many other animals from Africa, the warthog is not endangered due to its superior adaptability skills. For example, … Continued

Spotted Hyena

Found in Africa, spotted hyenas are a part of the Hyaenidae family along with striped hyenas, brown hyenas, and aarwolf. Spotted hyenas are actually more related to cats than dogs! Social hierarchy is very important to this species. They live … Continued

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