South African animals


I've never been there myself, in South Africa. But I do know that they have the most beautiful animals there! Of course we all know that there are lions, monkeys, zebras, rhinoceros, giraffes, elephants and many more wonderful animals.

The national animal of South Africa is the Springbok. It's not a buck as we might think, but the word “buck “means antelope, in Afrikaans. So the springbok is a small, fast antelope, which is only found in South Africa. Other antelopes are found throughout Africa, but the springbokje is not.

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Photo: Phlando

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Photo: Gary Simons

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Photo: Coendesiree

Also the chipegoat, the white-tailed gnoe, the mountain zebra, the pigtail, the black-footed cat, the dikdik (a small antelope) and many other animals are only found in South Africa. That's very special, isn't it?

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Mékat/Photo: Yolanda

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Chiegoat/Photo: ButterflyStroke

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Thick (small antelope)/Photo: Pixabairis

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