5 rare animal species from the African Kingdom you may not know about

The Western Green Mamba -- Photo: dailymotion.com

The continent of Africa with an estimated landmass of about 11,724,000 square miles is home to some of the world’s rarest animal species.

These animals are labelled ‘rare’ because of their gradual decline in population, a situation arising from their continuous harassment by poachers who either use them for their own nourishment or sell them for currency exchange.

Find below a list of five rare animal species inhabiting the African continent:

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