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Somali Wild Ass Facts

Somali Wild Ass Facts

Name: Somali Wild Ass Scientific Name: Equus africanus somaliensis Height: About four feet at the shoulder. Average Adult Weight: 600 pounds Life Span: 20 Years Description: The Somali Wild Ass is gray with a white belly. The lower half of…

Warthog Facts

Warthog Facts

Name: Warthog, African Lens-Pig Scientific Name: Phacochoerus africanus African Names: Ngiri (Swahili), Indlovudawana (Zulu), Intibane (Zulu), Njiri (Shona), Kolob√™ Yanaga (Tswana) Height: Up to 30 inches at the shoulder Average Adult Weight: 120 to 150 pounds Life Span: Up to…

Saddle-Billed Stork Facts

Saddle-Billed Stork Facts

Name: Saddle-Billed Stork (or Saddlebill) Scientific Name: Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis African Names:Saalbekooievaar (Afrikaans), Kandjendje (Kwangali), Korongo Domo-ngazi (Swahili), Ngwamhlanga (Tsonga) Height: Saddle-billed storks are the largest of the African storks. The saddle-billed stork is between 5 and 6 feet tall. Their…

Nile Crocodile Facts

Nile Crocodile Facts

Name: Nile Crocodile Scientific Name: Crocodylus niloticus African Names: Mamba (Swahili), Garwe (Shona), Ngwenya (Ndebele), Olom (Nubian dialect) Length: The average length is roughly 16 feet but can be up to 20 feet long. Average Adult Weight: Nile Crocodiles generally…

Eastern Yellow-Billed Hornbill Facts

Eastern Yellow-Billed Hornbill Facts

Name: Eastern Yellow-Billed Hornbill also known as Yellow-Billed Hornbill Scientific Name: Tockus flavirostris African Names: Buurtuu (Hausa), Ndege (Kiswahili), Mbizi(Kiswahili), Kwembe (Kiswahili), Kholwane (Zulu) Length: 18 inches to 24 inches Average Adult Weight: 6 to 10 ounces Life Span: The…