EDUCATION SAFARIS CC

AWARENESS OF HERITAGE AND EDUCATION

 IS A KEY TO SAFEGUARD WILDLIFE.

© Education Safaris CC 2011

Africa’s game reserves and national parks are scattered about this vast continent to an estimated total of 850,000 sqkm. That is equivalent to an area much larger than Britain and Germany combined. In many of these wildlife reserves, you can see the so-called big five - elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, and buffalo.

 

From majestic eagles soaring in the skies to lowly dung beetles rolling their balls of manure across roads, there are numerous creatures to fascinate the eye.

 

Yes, who can fail to be impressed by Africa’s wildlife heritage?

A German veterinary student who recently visited South Africa and its Kruger National Park said:

“I found the nature and wildlife to be the most interesting and fascinating thing about this country. With our small variety of big game and shortage of space in Germany, nature, recreation and conservation on this scale is totally unknown to me.”

 

However, studies and reports show, that not only locals but also a vast majority of foreign visitors to Africa do not know much about the animals, their habitat, reproduction, gestation period, lifespan and other specific characteristics of the wild animals they might encounter on a safari through the African bush.

 

On the following page you will be astound what you learn about their perceptions and little knowledge about Africa and wild animals.

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