The springbok can cover well over 5m (16.5 ft) in one jump.
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The Porcupine is the largest rodent in southern Africa and can weigh up to 20kg.
The name "pangolin" derives from the Malay word "pengguling" (something that rolls up into a ball).
A ostrich egg is about the equivalent of 24 hen eggs.
Lions are the only cats to live in groups (prides). The males are very protective of there pride and will guard a vast territory of about 100 square miles (260 square kilometers).
The Kipspringer (Afrikaans word meaning Rock Jumper), has well adapted hooves which allow it to jump from rock to rock without losing its footing.
The hippopotamus is the second largest land mammal weighing in at around 4144 pounds (1880kg) and a shoulder height of around 4-5 ft. The scary fact is this animal can outrun a human for about 100m.
A giraffe is the tallest of all animals living on land and can reach a height of over 5m (16ft) tall.
The Gemsbok or Oryx is an antelope that has adapted well to arid desert conditions where food is dispersed, the heat is intense and little or no water is found.
Did you know an elephant's trunk has around 15,000 muscles and can hold up to 8 litres (52 gallons) of water?
Despite this large size and weight, Eland are agile and can jump over a 1.5 m fence.
The Aardwolf's diet is almost entirely insects.
African wild dogs can run at 60km/h for 5 km or more, tiring their prey until they overpower it.