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African Animals

Introduction to the Blog

This blog is provided, to encoarage all of the students at our school and other schools to submit pictures and paragraphs about African Animals.

If you learn anything about an African animal that you would like to share, please write down the information (in your own words) and give your article to the Web Team at your school.

Camels of North Africa

The African camel is found in the northern most parts of Africa. These creatures can go for many days without water and are usually living in dry desert areas.

This animal played a vital part in history. The camel was used to carry expensive trade goods through the harsh dry desert. These trade goods found there way to all corners of the world.

The camel was also used in war. Warriors rode into battles on the backs of camels just like American indians on horse back.

Here is a link to pictures of African camels: African Camels

This is a picture of a camel in Egypt. Camel

The African Cheetah

Cheetahs are predators and eat primarily small animals. They are worthy hunters, as they can hide well in the dry grasses of the African plains. They sneak up on their pray by keeping their bodies low and only raise their heads above the grass.

The cheetah is the fastest mammal on Earth and can reach speeds of 60 miles per hour or sometimes even more. Some cheetahs can weigh as much as 140 pounds.

You can learn more about cheetahs at this site: The African Cheetah