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Mammals found in Africa

aardvark

noun

a southern African animal with a long nose and a long sticky tongue that eats ants

buffalo

noun

a large African animal similar to a cow, with curved horns

bush baby

noun

a small African animal that lives in trees. It has a long tail and very large eyes and ears.

cheetah

noun

a large African wild animal that has yellow fur with black spots and can run extremely fast

chimp

noun

a chimpanzee

chimpanzee

noun

an African animal with black or brown fur that lives and hunts in groups. It belongs to the ape family, which is the most similar to humans.

elephant

noun

a very large wild animal that lives in Africa and Asia. It has thick gray skin and a very long nose called a trunk

giraffe

noun

a tall African animal that has a very long neck and legs

gnu

noun

a wildebeest

gorilla

noun

a large strong African wild animal that is similar to a monkey but much larger and lives in forests

hippo

noun

a hippopotamus

hippopotamus

noun

a large African animal with a wide head and mouth and thick gray skin. Hippopotamuses live in or near rivers.

hyaena

a British spelling of hyena

hyena

noun

a wild animal similar to a dog that lives mainly in Africa and makes a noise that sounds like laughing

impala

noun

a type of African antelope (=an animal with long curved horns and long thin legs)

lion

noun

a large African wild animal with golden fur. The male lion has thick hair around its head called a mane.

meerkat

noun

a small South African animal that has gray fur with black marks

okapi

noun

an African animal like a giraffe without a long neck

springbok

noun

a brown and white African animal that looks like a small deer

warthog

noun

a wild pig that lives in Africa and has two tusks (=very long pointed teeth)

wildebeest

noun

an African wild animal that is a type of antelope with curved horns

zebra

noun

an African animal similar to a horse but with black and white stripes on its body

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