The king of the beasts is a lousy hunter - who would have guessed it...View Comments
Name THE PLACE and THE SPECIES in Africa, you would most want to see in your lifetime.Read more
The AWG was built as a virtual home for all African wildlife fans. To get you settled in, we’ve made it simple for you to add comments to any page, ask all those wildlife questions you’ve been dying to have answered, and even post you own photos.
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Still in its infancy, our African Wildlife Guide aims to eventually cover all of Africa's wildlife. Our species guide is growing daily and aims to catalogue as many of Africa's animals as possible, from the smallest bug through to the chubbiest whale.
Our photo essays offer unique and amazing observations on animal behaviour and our wildlife articles offer information on everything from how zebras got their stripes to discussions on elephant hunting lions.
The African Wildlife Guide comprises over 20 years worth of field observations and studies of wildlife throughout Africa. Our focus is on first hand observations of African wildlife.
We've taken all the photos, documented all the first hand species observations, and finally stuck it all together in a neatly packaged site, so that we can share our love and knowledge of African wildlife with the world.
A long-held belief is that ostriches put their heads in the sand to hide. The truth: totally untrue!
Where the belief may stem from is the fact that ostriches have small heads and will feed from the ground.
From a distance it may seem as if an ostrich has their head buried in the sand, but in fact it's just their small head busy feeding.Discover more
Are animals capable of thought or are their actions based on instinct?
I know many subscribe to the latter belief but I have observed an incident that has me entirely convinced that there are animals capable of thought, and even contemplation...Discover more