African Animals: From Savannah To Desert

Africa is home to many fascinating animals that live in a variety of different biomes like deserts and savannas. Read on to learn more about the different kinds of animals that inhabit the continent of Africa.


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Aardvarks are medium-sized burrowing animals found throughout most of sub-saharan Africa. The aardvark has a large range, which covers approximately two-thirds of the entire continent. Aardvarks are nocturnal and they use their long snout (shaped similar to a pig snout) to sniff for their favorite foods, which are insects like ants and termites. Once ants/termites have been located, the aardvark can dig them out of the ground with its strong legs and claws.

African Elephant

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Though many people divide…

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