Small 5 of Kruger National Park
Small 5 of Kruger National Park. Well, you have heard of the mighty big 5 of the African safaris that dominate the land but like all things, the opposite exists. The small 5 of the Kruger National Park might be small but it sure has made an impact in the great wildness.
The Small 5 of Kruger National Park Safari. These tiny creatures named after their Big 5 predecessors are truly a sight to behold when looked upon.
Named after their bigger counterparts these animals include the Elephant Shrew, the Leopard Tortoise, the Ant Lion, the Rhino Beetle, and the Buffalo Weaver. The little 5 or Small 5 are nothing short of cute and non-threatening compared to their larger counterparts.
A look At The Small Five
This animal is nothing short of adorable with its mousy body and a long nose that resembles an elephant trunk a feature which contributes to its name.
Said to be measured just above 25 cm including its exceptionally long tail which is longer than its body and head combined this tiny creature is said to be extremely hard to spot but when spotted quite a sight.
This fast and agile animal can be found in areas with rocky outcrops that provide crevices for them to hide in. A cute animal waiting for you out in the wilderness of the Kruger Safari.
The Leopard tortoise gets its name from the black spots on a yellow background that resemble a leopard that can be found from their shells. No feline stalking characteristics despite its name, the Leopard tortoise is still a normal tortoise.
A gentle and slow creature that you would not have to run after or be afraid of when viewing. These majestic animals will be found when you embark on Safari into Kruger National Park.
The Ant Lion.
Unlike its bigger counterpart the King of the jungle the mighty Lion, the ant lion is a tiny little thing. Known for their fiercely predatory habits of their larvae, which in many species dig pits to trap passing ants or other prey, the ant lion might not be the King of the jungle but is the king of the ants.
Get to see this tiny lion on your 3 Days Kruger National Park Safari with Africa Moja Tours and Transfers
Rhino beetles without a doubt get their name from the strength they possess even as small creatures and not to mention the Rhino like horn they have. These harmless creatures are mighty strong when fighting off each other but rather than that they are a delight in the wilderness.
Asserting their dominance with its fierce looks. A 3 Days Kruger National Park Safari with Africa Moja Tours ensures we look for these little creatures on our Safari. We get to compare the small 5 of Kruger National Park and also the BIG 5
Unlike an actual Buffalo, buffalo weavers are creatures of flight. They are birds. There are two kinds of these birds, the white billed buffalo weaver as well as the red-billed buffalo weaver.
These social animals’ creatures derive their name from following the mighty buffalo around. Popular on a Kruger National Park Safari one is sure to be delighted when spotting our friends sitting on buffalo horns.