One of my favorite parts of my family’s visit to Disney World was going on an African Safari. Yes, I’m 25 years old, but boy, did I feel like a kid pointing out all the animals and clicking away with my trusty camera. 🙂 So, for your enjoyment, I present some of my favorite animals of Africa…
Hippos strike me as amazing, funny looking beasts of the water. Hippopotamus means “Water Horse”, they can out run a human, can run on a short distance at 30mph, teeth can grow up to 20 inches long ::jaw drop::, and can eat up to 100lb of food in a night.
The African Elephant is the largest land animal on earth, radiates heat through it’s ears to keep cool, their trunks alone have 100,000 different muscles, and they can consume 300lb of food in a day.
The Wilderbeest, also know as the Gnus, are known to reach the length of 8ft, the height of 4.5ft, weigh 600lb, and live up to 20yrs if their predators, cheetahs, wild dogs, and hyenas, don’t get to them before old age.
I saw this tree and just had to through it in there. I love how the branches look like roots!
I saved Giraffes for last because they were my favorite animal to see on our Safari. 🙂 Giraffes are the tallest animals on the earth and their legs can be as long as 6ft tall, enabling them to run 35mph. And get this, their tongues can be up to 21 inches long!
There’s just something so graceful about them!
I HAD to include this one even though it’s a tad blurry. His face just cracks me up! 🙂
*Resources: National Geographics, Biozoo,