Who are the Big Five?

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When on sa­fari, peo­ple will ei­ther be try­ing to see the big five, or will be claim­ing to have seen them all on the same day (mak­ing it the ul­ti­mate sa­fari win). Just so you know, the big five are of­fi­cially the lion, ele­phant, rhino, buf­falo and leop­ard.

The term orig­i­nally comes from hunters, who picked these five as be­ing the hard­est and most dan­ger­ous to hunt. It has noth­ing to do with the an­i­mals be­ing big. The list­ing was then coined by the sa­fari in­dus­try, as a way of not­ing the five most im­por­tant species to see.

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