Big Five

Lovely painting of the ‘Big Five’ by an African artist

brother banda's african art

The “Big Five” Game of Africa refers to five animals that are the most difficult or dangerous to hunt by foot.  They are the Lion, African Elephant, Leopard, Black Rhinoceros, and Cape Buffalo.    Thus Big Five does not refer to the largest.  Of these the  Water Buffalo is perhaps the most surprising to people.  It seems like a relatively docile animal but it is often considered to be responsible for the most hunter deaths of any big game animals.

But rather than hunt and kill these amazing animals they should only by “shot” by camera.  It would be much more sporting to get a “selfie” with each of the Big Five, but much easier to get this beautiful painting.

Malawi is one of the few countries that has all 5 of the Big Five naturally in its borders.

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