Little five game

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In Africa, the little five game animals are:

The term little five was brought to life after the marketing success of the big five for tourist safaris in Southern Africa. This prompted a call by nature conservationists for visitors to acknowledge the smaller — less noticed — but still enigmatic, animals of the savanna (called bushveld in South Africa).

The "little five" species are a contrast in terms of sheer relative size to the animals which they share a part of their English name with the more well known "big five".


  • "The Little Five: Africa's Smaller Safari Animals".
  • "Africa's little five safari animals include the elephant shrew, ant lion, rhinoceros beetle, buffalo weaver and the leopard tortoise".

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