Top 5 Amazing Animals Found Only in African Countries

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Mantled guereza are among the most beautiful African monkeys. which usually come in glossy, black and white colors. They live in deciduous and evergreen forest of West-central and East Africa.

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Africa is a unique continent that support a rich wildlife cross it savanna and forests. African elephant and Giraffe which is the tallest animal in the world are amazing animals across the African continent. We bring you 5 amazing animals found only in African.
They listed with unique features:

Greater Kudu
Greater Kudu
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Unique features
 This animal can be found in Eastern and Southern Africa.
 Greater Kudu is one of the animals that have the longest horn in the world. Male Kudus have a horn length of 1 meter with ½ twists, which it uses to defend against the predators.
 The male Kudu’s body length is about 2-2.5 meters and can weigh 315kg. the female Greater kudus are usually smaller than the males. They have body length of 1.85-2.3 meters and can weigh up to 215kg.
 Greater Kudus have white band between the eyes and a brown-gray coat with 5-12 vertical white.
 They can live up to 7 years, but in captivity they live over 20 years. They are classified social animals.
 Female Greater Kudus usually form groups that contain up to 22-25 members. Male Greater Kudu are usually not found with them. They only join when they want to mate.
Ostrich
Ostrich
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Unique features
 Ostriches are the largest bird in the world. They have a length of about 2-2.7 meters and can weigh 160kg. They are found in savanna and desert of central and Southern Africa.
 Ostriches are widely known as camel birds because of their ability to with stand high temperature and live for longer period without water.
 Adult male Ostriches have black, soft and smooth feather and a white tale. While the female Ostriches usually have grayish-brown feather. Both male and female ostriches have long and bare neck.
 With extraordinary long legs, they can reach a speed of 43 miles per hour. The two toed foot of ostriches have a very sharp claws. The legs of ostriches are used as weapon against predators like cheetahs, lions, hyenas and leopards.
 Both male and female Ostriches live in a small herd that contains 10-12 members.
 Ostriches lay the largest eggs in the world with about 15cm length egg.
 Ostriches are omnivorous animals. They feed on snakes, lizards, leaves, insects, seeds and roots. They swallow pebbles and stones to help grind up the food in their stomach.
Okapi
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Unique features
 For now, Okapi is the only remaining relative of giraffe in the world. The stripe markings on the appearance are their most prominent feature.
 The habitat loss and hunting are the major threats of Okapis, which makes them the most endangered animals in Africa.
 Okapis weigh up to 180 to 310kg and can reach 8 feet in length. Okapis belong to the family of giraffe. Their necks are long but not as long as giraffe. Okapis have reddish-brown coat and zebra-like stripe which help them blend easily in defense forest.
 The tongue of Okapis can measure up to 18 inches which is very long.
 Okapis usually travel 0.8-2.5 miles per day in search for food. They use their long tongue to stripe leaves from buds from plants.
 While Okapis go in long distance search for food, they use the scent glands on each of their foot. To produce a tar-like secretion. Okapis use it to mark their territories and to communicate with each other.
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Galago
Galago
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Unique features
 It is a small primate with 6-8 inches length and can weigh 10oz. Galagos live in bushlands and woodlands in East Africa.
 They have a thick fur that comes in brown or gray color.
 Galagos ears are large and can be folded; it gives them a powerful sense of hearing. It also has excellent night sight with large eyes.
 Galagos have very strong hind legs that enable them jump a height of 2.25 meters on a single leap.
 They have additional tongue that is hidden under the main tongue, which is a different feature from other primates.
 Most times, the nocturnal galagos spend most of the times on trees. They love elastic joints on their legs that allow them move sharply on tree branches.
 These nocturnal creatures mainly feed on fruits, insets and tree gums.

Mantled Guereza
Mantled guerezas
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Unique features
 Mantled guereza are among the most beautiful African monkeys. which usually come in glossy, black and white colors. They live in deciduous and evergreen forest of West-central and East Africa.
 These animals are species of monkey that have a length of about 21.2-28 inches and weighs 13.5kg
 They usually live in small groups that contain 3-25 monkeys.
 Mantled guereza are very active during the day but spend most of their time on trees. They also use day times to source for food.
 Their method of communication is unique considering different types of calls they produce to relate to each other.
 Mantled guerezas have a multi-chamber stomach with specialized bacterial which help them digest large food.
 Mantled guerezas feed mainly on leaves, fruits, arthropods and seeds.

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