The Big 5's take on the past 25 Years
Checking in with conservation efforts across Limpopo to see how our majestic Big 5 are doing.
The last 25 years have been marked with many milestones for South Africa. While we always celebrate human achievements and remember social-political happenings, we often overlook one of our countries most precious assets: our animals.
South Africa boasts with the world's most majestic wildlife species and where better to start than with the Big 5 royals themselves. The lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo have become synonymous with the landscapes of SA and are in essence symbols of our country's natural pride. It was for this reason that the Big 5 have been front and centre on our banknotes since 1992.
However, besides the symbolic way we trade with our Big 5, these beauties have unfortunately also been poached for illegal trade. But the value of conservation has been realised across the continent and here are a few ways how efforts in Limpopo are helping save our Big 5: