Africa is home to many of the world’s most famous animals. Lions , zebras , giraffes , gorillas , hippos , crocodiles and rhinos are all found in the wild in the continent. You’ll see pictures of all of these – plus many more amazing animals – in the list below.
The fauna of Africa , in its broader sense, is all the animals living in Africa and its surrounding seas and islands. The more characteristic African fauna is found in the Afrotropical ecoregion.  Lying almost entirely within the tropics , and equally to north and south of the equator creates favourable conditions for rich wildlife.