Zambia is located in the southern part of Africa and has an abundance of safari animals. With its many rivers there is a very large population of hippopotamus
and crocodile in this area.
Although at the point of extinction because of poachers, the black rhino exists in the outskirts of the national parks, although are seldom seen. The white rhino can be mostly found in the game park of Victoria Falls.
As with any safari region you will find large herds of elephants, zebra, and impalas
. Predators like the leopard, hyena and lion are nearby the grazing animals. There are also large herd of Cape buffalo in the national parks.
Zambia has a large population of antelope, most notably the pukus, which is exclusive to this region. A rare breed of lechwe
antelope is the black lechwe and can be found in the grasslands. The Kafue lechwe can be found in the western region. The sitatungas
antelope can be found in the Kasanka National Park, this is an unusual type of antelope who loves water. Giraffes
can also be found in the national parks with Zambia's own breed of giraffe, the Thornicroft's giraffe, in the northern part of the country. Liuwa Plain is the place to find the Cookson's wildebeest, a wildebeest that is native to this area.
The endangered species of Wild dogs, or Cape hunting dogs, have also been seen the area and they appear to be picking up in numbers. Also endangered are the honey badger
, which can be seen at night and the pangolin and aardvark
which are rarely seen.