The NEW Big Five
Is it time for a NEW Big Five? Many people think so. But not because we no longer like the original animals – not at all! Read on to find out why a change has been being proposed, and discover which new faces have made it onto the list ...
The original Big Five
Lion Bush elephant Leopard Cape buffalo Black rhino
The Big Five as safari attraction
NEW Big Five – shoot with your camera
raise awareness of the global wildlife crisis celebrate wildlife and wildlife photography
Around a million of the world's animal species are in danger of going extinct. The crisis – and challenge – is clear.
The new Big Five of Wildlife Photography
Polar bears Lions Gorillas Tigers Elephants
1. Polar bears
The polar bear's Latin name – ursus maritimus – means 'sea bear'.
There were nine species of tiger a few decades ago – today there are only six.
The recent trend towards elephant preservation in southern Africa offers us a rare success story. Some protected elephant populations are expanding.
Don't buy ivory products, though you probably already don't. Ensure you purchase only sustainably produced palm oil (thereby preventing elephant habitat being turned into oil palm plantations). Educate others and share about the cause online. Donate to WWF or an NGO dedicated solely to elephant conservation like Save the Elephants .
Tell others about the NEW Big Five!
It's time for us all to be creative, united and committed! 💪🏾 #NewBig5