Presentation on theme: "Africas Big 5 By James. Lion Size: shoulder height up to 123 cm in males and as low as 91 cm in females Weight: 150–250 kg for males and 120–182 kg for."— Presentation transcript:
Africas Big 5 By James
Lion Size: shoulder height up to 123 cm in males and as low as 91 cm in females Weight: 150–250 kg for males and 120–182 kg for females Lifespan: years in the wild. Up to 25 years in captivity Habitat: savanna grasslands Diet: Carnivorous Predators: Humans Did you know?: Lions can run at 50 mph, only cheetahs and antelopes can run faster
Leopard Size: Shoulder height is from 45 to 80 cm Weight: There is a lot of difference in weight. Males are about 30% larger than females, weighing 30 to 91 kg compared to 23 to 60 kg for females. Lifespan: years Habitat: varied from open savanna to tropical rainforest Diet: carnivorous Predators: not often eaten by other animals but sometimes killed in competition for food. Did you know?: Leopards have really long tails, they can be up to 110cm long
Rhinoceros Size: up to 2 meters tall Weight: white rhinos normally reach 3500Kg but the largest recorded is a massive 4500Kg Lifespan: years Habitat: grasslands and savannas Diet: Herbivores Predators: Humans Did you know?: Rhino skin can be up to 5 cm thick
African Elephant Size: up to 4 meters at the shoulder Weight: up to 7000 Kg Lifespan: Elephants can live up to 70 years in the wild Habitat: Savanna and grasslands Diet: Grazer, herbivore Predators: Humans Did you know?: an elephants trunk can have up to 150,000 separate muscles in it.
African Water buffalo Size: 1.7m shoulder height Weight: up to 900kg Lifespan: normally 20 years in the wild Habitat: grasslands but mostly near to swampy areas Diet: herbivores Predators: lions, leopards and spotted hyenas, sometimes crocodiles Did you know?: buffalo are in the big 5 because they a very dangerous and unpredictable, they kill around 200 humans every year.