Which animals in South Africa are known as the 'Big Five'?

The lion
The leopard
The elephant
The water buffalo
The rhinoceros


The "Big Five" are a collection of animals so named in South Africa, by game hunters. They were chosen because of their difficulty to hunt on foot, not actual size, which explains why the Leopard is one of them, while the Hippopotamus is not.
The lion
The leopard
The elephant
The water buffalo
The rhinoceros


The "Big Five" are a collection of animals so named in South Africa, by game hunters. They were chosen because of their difficulty to hunt on foot, not actual size, which explains why the Leopard is one of them, while the Hippopotamus is not.