Africa is among the richest continent in terms of fauna. Unfortunately some of animals are at the edge of extinction due to human economic activity and greed. We can still see some critically endangered and endangered species while on a safari in Africa.
Different African governments where these animals live are taking appropriate steps to save these animals.
Rothschild’s giraffe is a standout amongst the most endangered giraffe subspecies, with just a few hundred individuals left in the wild. All of those living in the wild are protected areas in Kenya and Uganda. Today you will find around 700 Rothschild’s giraffes in wild. Poaching, Populace isolation, habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict are the major dangers to these amazing animals.
Like humans, chimpanzees are highly social animals, look after their young ones for quite a long time and can live to be more than 50. Actually, chimpanzees are our closest cousins; we share around 98% of our genes.
In their environment in the jungles of east and central Africa, chimpanzees spend most of their days in the tree tops. When they do come down to earth, chimpanzees normally move on all fours, however they can walk on their legs like people as far as a mile. They use sticks to get termites out of mounds and bunch of leaves to sop up drinking water.
Currently there are around 150,000 in the wild. They are regionally extinct in Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin and Gambia.
African Wild Dog
The African wild dog is a canid local to Sub-Saharan Africa. It is the largest of its family in Africa, and the only surviving member of the genus Lycaon, which is recognized from Canis by its less toes and dentition, which is highly specialized for a hypercarnivorous diet. It is classed as endangered by the IUCN, as it has vanished from much of its original range. Currently there are over 3,000 to 5,500 African wild dogs. You will find these animals in southern African countries like Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa. Disease outbreaks, habitat fragmentation, human persecution, and conflict with humans are threatening their existence.
These animals are found in the south western coast of Africa on 24 islands Algoa bay and Namibia, east of the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Currently there are only over 52000 nature animals and their population is declining rapidly.
Grevy’s zebra also known as the imperial zebra is the largest and among the most endangered zebra species. You won’t find more than 2,000 Grevy’s zebras on the planet earth today. They live in northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia. Reduced water sources, Habitat degradation, hunting, diseases, loss from overgrazing and competition for natural resources are killing them.