Bunnies are evil. We have solid evidence from Beatrix Potter and Monty Python. So walking into Peter’s House in Kloof Nek Road is like entering a veritable house of horrors, because there are bunnies everywhere. They peer at you from every nook and cranny, luring you with floppy ears and gooey eyes.
The lion, rhino, elephant, leopard and African buffalo make up the Big 5 and are incredible mammals to see on safari. But there are many other magnificent mammals in Africa besides the Big 5, which are just as astounding to see.
Cheetah conservation seems to be playing a game of tug-of-war. In recent months there have been several announcements of various litters of this threatened big cat being born in southern Africa and even abroad. But this positive news is counteracted by the increased poaching of cheetahs from Africa for trade in the Middle East.
There is no doubt that the animals on these lists are wild, and often dangerous too. But this can be said of many animals in Africa. Yet for various reasons the animals on this list are not as popular, respected or well-liked as other safari animals. A lot of misconceptions have been built around them due to ignorance and unfair and inaccurate representations, resulting in bad reputations. At a time when many of these African animals with bad reputations have become threatened in the wild, they cannot afford the negative labels they have been given.