Top 10 Strange Animals Found Only in Africa

The African continent is one of the less explored continents in the world. The continent supports the rich life of Flora and Fauna. The continent has vast deserts, valleys, and forests.We have few Australian animals found only on that continent. The African Elephant which is the largest land mammal lives in the forest of Africa. There are many animals which you will only find on the Africa continent. So here we are listing 10 strange animals found only in Africa,

Strange Animals Found Only in Africa

1. Lemur

There are 30 different species of Lemur and they are mostly found on the East coast of South Africa. They are mostly arboreal which means they will spend most of the time on the trees. The unique feature is that there tail is longer than the body. Lemur is mostly found in groups. They are also one of the most intelligent animals in the world with the ability to learn patterns and using the different forests tools efficiently. They like eating fruits, nuts, leaves and flowers.

Lemur, Strange Animals Found Only in Africa
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2. Mandrill

Mandrills are known because they are the largest species of monkey. Mandrill is mostly found in rainforest and subtropical forest of Western Central Africa. They are also one of the most colourful and strange animals in the world. They have unique blue coloured rumps. They are mostly active during the daytime and have pouches to store the food they collect during the daytime. They are mostly found in large groups.

Mandrill
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3. Wildebeest

Wildebeest looks very similar to bulls and belong to the antelopes family. There are two different species of Wildebeest namely black wildebeest and blue wildebeest and both these species found only in Africa. They have unique horns on their head. They love eating short grass, Lions, cheetahs, hyenas and wild dogs.

Wildebeest, Strange Animals Found Only in Africa
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4. Grey Crowned Crane

They are large birds with a height of 1 metre that found in rivers and marshes of Eastern and Southern Africa. The most unique feature is the golden feathers. The attractive bright red pouch is very beautiful. They usually dance and jump in order to attract the mate. The bird is a omnivorous and eats insects, lizards, grasses, seeds, fishes and amphibians. One of the most strange animals in the world found only in Africa. It has little shades of Golden Eagle which is one of the apex predators in the world.

 Grey Crowned Crane
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5. Mantled Guereza

They are one of the most attractive African monkeys. They have a unique black and white fur that looks beautiful. They are also called guereza or black and white colobus. They usually found in evergreen forests of West-central and East Africa. They are mostly found in small groups. Mantled Guereza spend most of the time on trees and are mostly active during the daytime. They have a multichambered stomach which helps them to digest large amount of foods. They love to eat leaves, seeds, fruits and arthropods.

Mantled Guereza, Strange Animals Found Only in Africa
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You can also read: Top 10 Most Beautiful Fishes in the World

6. Shoebill

They are mostly found in marshes of Eastern Africa and are one of the most strange looking birds in the world as you see in the picture. They are also one of the endangered species which is likely to disappear in the near future. The main reason for the decline in population is hunting and habitat loss. They like eating lizards, turtles, water-snakes and rats. They have a flap speed of 150 flaps per minute which is one of the slowest in bird species.

Shoebill
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7. Galago

Galago is also called bushbabies and usually found in bushlands and woodlands of East Africa. They have a unique fur which is brown or gray in color. They spend most of their time on trees. They have also elastic joints on the legs which help them a lot in moving between the branches of the trees.

Galago, Strange Animals Found Only in Africa
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8. Okapi

They are mostly found in rainforests of the Republic of Congo. Okapi are also one of the most endangered and strange animals of Africa. The hunting of the Okapi and also the habitat loss are one of the main reasons for the declining population. They have a unique long toque that can reach up to a length of 18 inches and also helps them to strip the leaves from the plants.

Okapi
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9. Ostrich

Ostriches are the largest and heaviest living birds among all the bird species in the world. They are mostly found in desert lands of Central and Southern Africa. They are also known as camel birds because they can accommodate in high temperature and also without water for a long period of time. They also come in the omnivorous family and like to eat leaves, roots, seeds, lizards, insects and snakes.

Ostrich
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10. Greater Kudu

They are mostly found in Eastern and Southern Africa. They have unique horns which can grow up to a length of 1 meter. They also use these horns for the defensive purpose against the predators. The female kudos is usually smaller then male. The female kudos usually found in the groups and male kudos only appears in groups at the time the of mating season. It is one of the most strange animals found only in Africa.

Greater Kudu, Strange Animals Found Only in Africa
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You can also read: Top 10 Colour Changing Animals Around the World

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