If you are planning a safari to Africa then you will no doubt be keen to find the Big Five. Made up of the lion, the leopard, the elephant, the rhino and the buffalo, the Big Five originally gained their selection in the early 20th century when the African continent was awash with hunters from Europe and North America. They were selected as they were notoriously the hardest animals in Africa to hunt. Given that these five had fewer natural predators, they were hard to track and they could also be very dangerous if ever wounded or cornered. Thankfully hunting these beautiful creatures is largely a thing of past, although sadly it does still happen. It is sometimes possible to see all five in one day at various national parks and game reserves in Africa and there are some places where the individual animas are better to spot.