Africa is well-known for its wildlife. Everybody knows the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffalo. However, the continent is also home to some strange and wonderful animals that you may have never heard of. In fact Africa boasts over 1,000 mammals and 2,000 birds, according to Africa Guide, that call the continent home!

Bright Side has collected a list of some of the most interesting African animals for you to see!

1. The Shoebill

2. The Gerenuk

3. The Lowland Streaked Tenrec

4. The Dik-dik

5. The Pangolin

6. The Guinea Fowl

7. The Elephant Shrew

8. The Bush Viper

9. The Lelwel Hartebeest

10. The Smaug Giganteus

11. The Lilac-Breasted Roller

12. The Hyrax

13. The Spectacled Dormouse

14. The Xenopus (Clawed Frog)

15. The Blesmol

16. The Ankole-Watusi

17. The African Paradise Flycatcher

18. The White-Margin Unicornfish

19. The East African Crowned Crane

20. The Blue Dragon-Glaucus Atlanticus

Bonus: The Quagga

Are there any other animals that should have made it on this list? Tell us in the comments below if any of these animals surprised you!

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