Big Five

WHS where the "Big Five" can be seen together: lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Mount Kenya Lewa Wildlife Conservancy: It ... includes the big five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and African Buffalo) (wiki)
Ngorongoro The 1992 IUCN list of mammals in the AB evaluation includes all 5 (of which buffalo, elephant and leopard were present "on the crater rim" 9but (but still within the inscribed area) whilst Rhino and Lion were "in the crater". As of 2009 it is thought that all are still present, with the Rhino the most threatened.
Niokolo-Koba National Park
Selous Game Reserve


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