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TolunaTeamEN

  9 months ago

Who are the headliners of the African savannah?
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Some of the world's most intriguing animals are found on the African continent and some of them are so special that thousands of tourists travel across the world to see them each year - but did you know that it's also home to some of the most dangerous?

In the past, "big-game hunters" used to hunt lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and African buffalo animals for meat, their by-products or as a recreational activity. Due to the danger posed in hunting them on foot, these hunters coined a specific term for these animals: the Big five or the Big five game.

Nowadays, it's also widely used by tour operators in safaris too - but now the big five are seen as major concerns for conservationists as their populations plummet with some of the species classed as vulnerable, threatened, or critically endangered.

As such, the term has taken on a softer meaning and many refer to seeing the Big five - as opposed to hunting them. Ready for a few interesting facts about them? Let's go!

1.) Trees and rocks are sometimes attacked (accidentally) by rhinos due to poor vision - but an excellent sense of hearing and smell make up for it. Therefore, the olfactory sense is pivotal to a rhino's survival in the wild.

2.) Some species of plant have evolved over time with seeds that are reliant on passing through an elephant's digestive tract before being able to successfully germinate and at least 1/3 of tree species in West African forests rely on elephants in this way!

3.) A lion's primary prey is the buffalo but did you know that buffalo will attempt to rescue another member of their group if they have been caught? Often, buffalo are seen to kill a lion after one of their own has been captured and killed by it.

Did you know about the big five?

Which fact did you find the most interesting? Do you have a safari fact to share with us?

Comment yours below and don't forget to head over to the Games Centre now to answer today's question using this post for your chance to earn up to 50,000 points!

Influence your world,
Toluna Team
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emmadimelow

  9 months ago
Hmm, telling me my answer is wrong?
1 comments

G2810572f

  9 months ago
All the animals are having fun with those space invaders who usually appear during a glitch
1 comments

MaxFall

  9 months ago
I can’t even get into the game - when I click on “play now”, nothing happens!
3 comments

andy2107

  9 months ago
Answered correctly but said incorrect
1 comments

armitage_kay

  9 months ago
Lion
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G2810572f

  9 months ago
This game is broken. Doesn't think the correct answer is right
1 comments

leekcarina33

  9 months ago
The buffalo
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lizgo861

  9 months ago
Elephant
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Bobtwo

  9 months ago
I've tried to play but the game is not accepting the answer.
1 comments

BarrieB

  9 months ago
I knew rhino's had lousy eyesight but didn't know about them attacking trees.
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