Sunday, February 17, 2013
The traditional grouping of ‘big 5’ animals were so-called by the big hunters(not by the safari tour operators who use it today as a marketing tool) of the last two centuries. These 5 mammals were considered the five most dangerous animals to hunt, primarily because they fought back!!!!
Africa's big-five were characterised as lethal adversaries, and their reputations as crafty animals, with strong instincts for survival grew.
They had few natural enemies, were difficult to track and very dangerous if wounded or cornered.
Posted by Wade G. Burck