The wild African landscape has been a favorite international hunting destination since the early 20th century.US President Teddy Roosevelt famously embarked on an African hunting safari in 1909 and killed or captured over 10,000 animals.
Although many African countries have created national parks or wildlife conservation areas, African animals continue to be targeted by poachers.
Many of the animals in Africa that are killed by poachers are elephants, whose ivory tusks are sold on the black market.
This cam pans about 120 degrees from the fever trees just to the left of the hippo pool all the way upriver to “Basking Beach.” The view overlaps with that of the African River Wildlife Camera, but with a lower angle.
African Animal Facts Africa is home to some of the most diverse wildlife on Earth; there are more than one million species of animals on this continent of 11 million square miles.
The demand and consumption of Africa’s resources and land has put severe pressure on African wildlife.