Other Herbivores

Field Guide To Mammals

Porcupine
When a porcupine is annoyed or attacked, it raises its
crest and quills to present a formidable barrier to the
potential predator. It may also run backwards at a
predator which may be injured by the quills as they tend
to come loose and embed themselves in the
would-be-attacker. …click to read more

Predators

Black Rhinoceros
Well-known for its bad temper and terrifying charges, the
black rhino is also a shy, solitary animal. Its numbers
are still few and it only exists in national parks and game
reserves. …click to read more

Hippopotamus
The hippo’s disconcerting habit of stamping out camp
fires is legendary, but this is not the only odd phpect of
their behaviour. Several accounts exist of hippos actively
trying to rescue animals in distress, but in contrast they
have also been observed killing and chewing on an
unfortunate eland calf. …click to read more

Elephant
Although the trunk of an elephant weighs as much as an
adult buffalo, it is an organ of extreme dexterity and is
capable of performing most of the activities carried out by
the hands of man. …click to read more

Warthog
The warthog is an animal that evokes a kaleidoscope of
emotions, but despite its rather comical appearance, its
razor sharp tusks make it a formidable adversary, a fact
many an indignant leopard would testify to. …click to read more

Buffalo
Although buffalo in a herd are extremely placid, this
animal has the reputation of being the most dangerous of
the African species to hunt. When wounded they have
been known to circle and stalk their hunters, and a
charging buffalo with head outstretched is difficult to stop
as the heavy boss can deflect or stop even the bullet of a
heavy rifle. …click to read more

White Rhinoceros
Shortly after the turn of the century the white rhino
seemed doomed to extinction, but due to the extreme
efforts of several dedicated people, this reminder of our
prehistoric existence is one of conservation’s great
success stories. …click to read more

Well-known for its bad temper and terrifying charges, the
black rhino is also a shy, solitary animal. Its numbers
are still few and it only exists in national parks and game
reserves.

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