the big five


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the big five

hunting The biggest five mammals hunted for sport in Africa: leopards, lions, African buffaloes, rhinoceroses, and elephants. I made it a point to take down each of the big five before my trip to Africa was over. Governments across the African nations are introducing stronger laws to protect and preserve the so-called "big five" that are targets of game hunters and poachers alike.
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the big five

a name given by hunters to the five largest and most dangerous African mammals: rhinoceros, elephant, buffalo, lion, and leopard.
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