African wildlife is one of the African continent’s greatest assets drawing international visitors. Tourists and wildlife photographers searching for the big five won’t be disappointed! However, many species are in decline as a result of environmental change, human conflict and poaching.
Often drawn to water sources, many species can be found around lakes, rivers, and waterholes in the dry season. The great migration sees millions of Wildebeest, Zebra and other antelopes make the annual trek from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Masai Mara in Kenya. While this helps to provide a measure of predictability for visiting tourists, drought and climate change are quickly becoming one of the greatest threats to African wildlife species.
Despite the abundance of some species, Africa has its fair share of endangered species. Elephants, Rhino, Mountain Gorillas and other species, such as the White-backed Vulture, face serious threats. Learn about African species through our profiles and beautiful images, descriptions, and information on conservation status, breeding and habitats.