Little five game
In Africa, the little five game animals are:
- Elephant shrew: a small, insect-eating mammal with a long nose. Elephant shrews are very common in Southern Africa but seldom seen.
- Buffalo weaver: the buffalo weaver is the easiest among the little five to find and observe.
- Leopard tortoise
- Rhino beetle
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 size to their progenitors, but each shares a part of its English name with one of the more well known "big five".
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