Talk:African wildlife

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I'm almost certain that the "unknown bird" is a Crowned Plover (Vanellus coronatus).

Does this page really belong here? The title "African flora and fauna" is a HUGE subject. I have a whole shelf of books that barely scratch the surface. The pictures seem to be of "KNP flora and fauna" which could be a subpage of KNP.

Does Wikivoyage want to get into the flora and fauna area?

--(WT-en) Nzpcmad 17:54, 13 Oct 2004 (EDT)

Every African guidebook I've ever seen has a section on the animals you're likely to encounter on a safari, so I think Wikivoyage can and should copy that. We don't need to document every obscure species of jungle beetle though. (WT-en) Jpatokal 21:20, 13 Oct 2004 (EDT)
This page was created thanks to discussion on Talk:Kruger National Park and was originally a subsection (not subpage) of that page, hence the frequent references to KNP. The discussion on that page figured that having one page with African flora and fauna would be easier than having every park's entry talk about how elephants get near the cars etc etc.
I agree that this page's frequent references to KNP ought to be changed to be more general, but presumably that's WIP. -- (WT-en) Hypatia 04:59, 14 Oct 2004 (EDT)


The page seems to be a big success with more than 30 visitors and 4 talk contributions on its first day. Obviously it was started as a collection of animals from the Kruger National Park KNP in South Africa and all references of that should be deleted unless animals can be only spotted there. References to particular region such as the rift valley and its soda lakes which support mainly flamingos are probably adequate. The page can be well justified in a travel guide for African national parks, because the most interesting things to see are very likely to be animals and plants. Obviously the Amboseli National Park or Rift valley in Kenya have some nice geographical features as well.

(WT-en) Jens 10:27, 16 Oct 2004

Move the "National Parks"?[edit]

Does the long list of National Parks really belong on this page? Couldn't there be another one for it? -- (WT-en) DanielC 10:03, 12 Jun 2005 (EDT)

There is already another list. See African National Parks. I think we could do with a link only. (WV-en) Felix 17:01 (GMT), 12/June/2005

Chimpanzees and Gorillas?[edit]

Perhaps a section on chimps and gorillas could be added as gorilla and chimp tracking safaris, albeit costly ones, exist, and it's always possible to stumble upon anything on one's one.

67.23.48.38 17:47, 10 Dec 2005 (EST)

"Red hornbill" incorrect[edit]

I don't have time to fix it right now, but the "red hornbill" pictured are actually southern ground hornbill, not red-billed hornbill.

—The preceding comment was added by Lengau (talkcontribs)

We could simply change the caption. I'll have a look. Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:29, 23 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Caption changed. Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:32, 23 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]
The file name should also be changed (on Commons). Is there a species or genus called red-horned hornbill, or it is a less specific name, perhaps covering also the one imaged? --LPfi (talk) 05:55, 23 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks folks. I've requested a rename on Commons and I'll update the page now with better info. Lengau (talk) 22:35, 23 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I've updated the page now to separate hornbills from ground hornbills. If someone could take a look I'd really appreciate it. Lengau (talk) 23:00, 23 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Format[edit]

This article has a very strange, irregular format. Apparently, in order to have photos of every type of wildlife on the page, there are huge areas of white space between every entry. I disapprove, and would suggest normal bulleted entries and fewer photos. Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:32, 23 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Look at articles like United States National Parks and Indian national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. No attempt is made to include photographs of every park and wildlife sanctuary, and even so, they are image-heavy and arguably too much so. Keep in mind Wikivoyage:Image policy#Minimal use of images. Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:35, 23 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]