Tag: Big 5

Fun Facts About Africa’s Big Five

The term “Big Five” originally referred to the difficulty in hunting the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and African buffalo. These five large African mammal species were known to be the most dangerous and it was considered a feat by trophy hunters to bring them home. Today, however, the expression takes on a much gentler form,…

The African Meaning behind ‘The Lion King’ Character’s Names

Besides offering breathtaking views of African landscapes, Disney’s The Lion King also used names for the characters, which most have a Swahili meaning, a language of eastern and southeastern Africa. The opening of the song is sung in Zulu, which is a language of South Africa. Some of the story’s elements also pull from Masai…