African Animal Facts Africa is home to some of the most diverse wildlife on Earth; there are more than one million species of animals on this continent of 11 million square miles.
African animals are distributed throughout the continent’s deserts, rain forests, savannahs, valleys and mountains.
Many of the animals in Africa that are killed by poachers are elephants, whose ivory tusks are sold on the black market.
The biggest threat to African animals is not poachers, but the growing population of humans.
Explore’s African Animals webcams are located in the highlands of Kenya at the Mpala Research Centre.
The Kenyan Highlands, along with the Great Rift Valley, are home to the “big 5” African animals (elephants, buffalos, leopards, lions and rhinos) which draw thousands of visitors to Kenya ever year.
African Animals and humans African animals have long been under threat from humans.