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
- Antlion or ant lion
- Rhino beetle
The term little five was brought to life, after safari tourists' successful wildlife experience of the big five in Southern Africa. It was after a call by nature conservationists for visitors also to acknowledge the smaller — less noticed — but still enigmatic, animals of the savanna (called bushveld in South Africa).
Each "little" species is a contradiction in sheer size to the big five animal, but the first part of its English name relates to one of the famous bigger five animals one-on-one.
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